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I am putting in a rocker switch on the air box side plastic and want to seal it, in part to keep it dry and also to help hold it in place.

Have any one you done a similar job or tried to repair this plastic? What sticks to this stuff very well?

I know this plastic is a type that can be a real pain so before I try 12 diff things.

Perhaps I should ask what have you tried to glue on and did not work?

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yup an epoxy resin will do it for you.

any local hardware shop should have it

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The switch is for a Gerbings jacket. I'll test the epoxy on the back along with goop, that I have found sticks to a lot of stuff. I'll let you know.

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Epoxy is great for this type of plastic, just remember to scuff up the surface to be glued real good first...and also epoxy does not like to flex! Something like goop would be better I think if you do hard off roading or something where that cover could take a good whack and bend the plastic.

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Shoe Goo, tough as nails, stays flexable and can be cleanly removed if needed, sticks to everything.

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Shoe Goo, tough as nails, stays flexable and can be cleanly removed if needed, sticks to everything.

Would never of thought of that:busted:

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best is 3m 5200.

sticks like mad,waterproof and flexible enough not to crack.

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Tried shoe goop last night and a Devcon 5 min epoxy (only problem it was wayyyyy past the exp date) and the goop came off fairly easy but the epoxy stuck very well but still came off.

The goop cam of by just pulling on the left over string that I let run over the inside of the part. Both had be roughed up with a 3M Scotch Bright pad.

I tried the goop again with a bit more of the SB pad and some brake clean. This time it stuck very well and I had a very hard time to remove it. As I have not found the 3M stuff I'll use the Goop because it should do the job I am expecting of it. A better option would be a more waterproof rocker switch but that is hard to find and expensive.

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