Hot gluing cracks in plastic containers.

Gods Spartan

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How reliable is hot glue for fixing cracks in your enclosure? Will it hold or should I scrap it and buy another? 1478605550033674923289.jpg
 

Formerphobe

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It's been my experience that hot glue ends up popping off of many plastics. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later.
 

Andrea82

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I wouldn't put hot glue on a crack, especially when the enclosure is just a simple tub that can be bought for E1,-.
 

viper69

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How reliable is hot glue for fixing cracks in your enclosure? Will it hold or should I scrap it and buy another? View attachment 224378
It doesn't work, and that will break, just buy a new one. Hot glue (and I use it) is a cheap inferior product for a lot of what we use it for. I've had plastic glued to plastic that came off in a year, subjected to temps no higher than 75.

It's decent for putting cork onto something, still not great. It's just cheap, both in quality and cost hah.
 

Introvertebrate

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I'd go over the crack with cyanoacrylate and baking soda as an accelerator/gap filler. It'll hold up to normal treatment.
 
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