Small cracks in a DP 97

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    Venesectrix's Avatar
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    Small cracks in a DP 97

    I've already cut out the visor and reshaped it. I think when I was shaping it at some point the T-visor ends developed some small cracks in the helmet. Thankfully they are pretty small and can't be seen from the outside. What I want to know is does anyone know of something I could use to strengthen or fill in these cracks with so they don't get any bigger?




    Thanks

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    Re: Small cracks in a DP 97

    There is a gap filling adhesive called "No More Nails". You should be able to find it at Home Depot. It's a white adhesive in a green tube (I think) and it dries over night, is sandable, dries nice and hard with a little flex and has minimal shrinkage. I'd give that a go. I use it to fill gaps when I make Fett blasters.

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    Re: Small cracks in a DP 97

    Thanks dude, I'll give that a try.

    Just to save time, do you happen to know what section of the store that would be in?

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    Re: Small cracks in a DP 97

    Either in paints or in the glue section. Could also be with the caulking tubes.

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    Re: Small cracks in a DP 97

    Thanks again

    So your pretty sure this stuff will stick to the junky 97 plastic? I've heard it’s a pain to get adhesives to adhere to it.


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    Re: Small cracks in a DP 97

    Sure? No, never sure. It has good adherance to sintra and most plastics I've tried it on. It's worth a shot for sure.

    J.

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    Re: Small cracks in a DP 97

    Thanks man. I think I'll get some and try it on the cut out visor scraps and see if it works.

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    Re: Small cracks in a DP 97

    Be sure to rough up the area a bit first. The insides of the cracks will have a rough texture as well.

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    Re: Small cracks in a DP 97

    Also could try bondo. It will work well too.

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    Re: Small cracks in a DP 97

    I tried bondo on the inside of my first DP95. It went in great, hardened and then popped out like a casting. Vinyl's too "oily" if you know what I mean.

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