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MG TD TF 1500 - Epoxy Repair
|I'm about to do some minor chip repair to a steering wheel centerpiece. I need to fill chips along the base. I was wondering what the best expoxy would be to fill the plastic. I have filled many a metal piece with JB Weld, then sanded smooth, but not on plastic. Info on any good epoxy choices for this, readily available at major stores, would be appreciated.|
Thanks in advance
|larry, have you investigated the steering wheel repair kits eastwood sells? i have used those with good results. regards, tom|
|Tom, I'm familiar with them, but these are really small chips, so the price of the kits for such a small job is a consideration.|
|You would want a filler that is as hard/soft as the wheel plastic...don't want to sand and have the softer material sand away more then the filler! Sorry, not sure what you should use!|
|gblawson (gordon)- TD#27667|
|Thanks Gordon. I would assume that a filler suitable for fiberglass would be a reasonable choice. I'll see what I can come up with.|
|Found this in the archives under "bakelite repair."|
"I repaired mine with a two-part marine epoxy putty I got at Lowes. The putty is like a clay after mixed and forms very well, and can be sanded smooth and to shape, and hardens very well"
Sounds like just what I need.
|I used a putty epoxy from Home depot which seems to have worked, so I will be finishing the centerpiece soon. I have some leftover Moss Bronze that I will use to match, but I' didn't follow with clear coat last time I used it as it was basically a touch up. The Moss ad nor the can itself state whether it's enamel or laquer, so I need to know what type of clear coat to use. Can anyone familiar with this paint advise?|
|Test spray a sample on something else and try the clear-coat.|
You may want to also spray a sealer primer over your repair before painting color coat.
|D C Congleton|
|you should always be able to use an enamel clear over laquer paint, but not vice versa.|
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