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Old 06-03-12, 05:43 PM
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What adhesive cement to use to reattach metal nut to Camera body for its mount

6/3/2012

Can anyone help me with this project?


I have a dash camera with a side mount nut the pulled out of the camera body.
What is the best cement/glue to use to secure metal nut back into the camera body? The body of cam is the usual hard type plastic or pvc? (not sure what name of the plastic camera body is made of?)

Any ideas appreciated
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Old 06-03-12, 05:58 PM
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Epoxy esp for plastic. Might be easily found at an auto parts store.

I'd rough up the nut with a coarse file around the outside. A few grooves on the plastic would help also. Put a bit of WD40 or some other lube on a bolt, then thread it into the nut to insert it into the hole.

After the epoxy sets, you should be able to just unscrew the bolt.
 
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Old 06-03-12, 06:18 PM
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Hi Vic,
I must say the idea of WD40 and bolt is great thanks, plus roughing up the metal nut.

I have some JBWELD that I used for a metal to metal but some say it can secure anything, what do you think of the JBweld.

I feel I have only 1 good shot at replacing the nut so I don't want to botch up the surface.
 
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Old 06-03-12, 06:27 PM
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JB is pretty good stuff....I've repaired just about everything at one time or another with it.

Cleanliness is key. Clean everything with alcohol or similar..let it dry and then do the work. NOT rubbing alcohol...that has glycerin and can impede the bond.
 
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Old 06-03-12, 06:36 PM
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Again Vic thanks for the very helpful information.
Joe H
 
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