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Which glue to use to repair bucket?

Postby Decky » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:09 pm

I’m trying to repair a plastic basket but nothing I use sticks to it. I’m not sure what sort of plastic it is but it has a waxy feel to it, probably polypropylene. After roughening the surface with a miniature grinding wheel I’ve tried gluing on nylon webbing to hold the edges together using 2 part epoxy (several times) and all sorts of household glues like Bostic and Super Glue. It holds for a while but soon comes adrift again, even with light handling.

There appears to be several glues on the market for polypropylene but do they work for this type of application? Is there anything that will bond it by slightly dissolving it a bit like polystyrene cement does?

Thanks.
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