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Old 12-14-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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Broken fridge tray---

I have a Dometic fridge in my motorhome. It has a door shelf that I carry full of soft drinks (6) as I motor down the highways. The third shelf down broke on the door hinge end. Too much weight, I guess.

I'm always asked in hardware stores, Lowes, etc "what kind of plastic is it?" Well, I have no idea. If it was metal I could tell the asking person if it's either cast iron, aluminum, steel, copper, pot metal, etc.

I had an old tube of Testor's plastic model airplane cement in my shop. I put a few drops on the broken end, pressed it together and then used some masking tape to hold it firmly in place, let it set up overnight, and "walla"-- it's together now. A little white spray paint and it's as good as new. I think the glue "melts the pieces together", similiar to what welding does to metal.

I've driven over 800 miles now (with 6 full soda cans on the shelf) and the shelf is still intact.

I had tried "JB Weld". It didn't hold.

You can buy this plastic model cement in any "Hobby Shop". You might want to carry a small tube of this in your rig "just in case"

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Old 12-14-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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Sheet Metal Screws

They're expensive to get replaced. I repaired mine using 1/2" pan head sheet metal screws and just screwed into side of door, where the bracket was.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:32 PM   #3
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I didn't think you could buy that type of glue any more. That's what the kids sniff!!
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I didn't think you could buy that type of glue any more. That's what the kids sniff!!
The hobby store I go to has that glue behind the counter now. I guess they took the cue from the pharmacies that moved the allergy meds back there.

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Good, that stuff was good on plastics.
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Glue

It is made by Testors and you can still buy it at a quality hobby shop.

Also, Goop will work.
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I went out last night to look for a new tube to repair a piece of plastic broken off of our small standup RV vacuum cleaner. I went to "Hobby Lobby" in Biloxi, Missisippi and Testors plastic glue was hanging up in the model section. Two tubes in a package for $2.95. I bought a pack .
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Max H, Thanks for the tip and advice. I haven't used that glue since I was a kid and that was centuries ago.

I have a plastic storage bin in my refer with a crack in it. I'm going to try the local hobby shop to pick up a tube of this stuff. I've tried Super Glue to no avail.

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when i bought my rv a shelf was missing from my domestic i wasnt in a big hurry say one on ebay new but old stock with shipping it was under $20
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