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I have a Vespa brand top case with a crack/split in the plastic just above the keyhole. Has anyone else had this problem?

Any ideas for repair? Similar to the body plastic, I am assuming the box is made of ABS. So my thought is to find a little scrap of ABS and solvent glue it on the inside as a reinforcing patch.
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Does the crack go all the way through? If so, I'd simply glue it with some slow bonding cyanoacrylate (Crazy Glue) from the inside. Just lay a thin bead down the length of the crack. Be careful not to let the glue seep through the crack as it may affect the paint or color on the outside of the box.
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Without an actual look-
I'd squeeze the crack tightly together and tape it to hold while pallying a true plastic epoxy glue inside. Prep the plastic with a cleaner after scuffing the glue application area. It might help strength wise to remove the lock assembly if the crack travels into the lockset hole? You could also consider using a small mat of fiberglass cloth that bridges the crack by ~ an inch and embedded into two thin layers of the epoxy in one fluid application. The cloth will greatly increase the strength. ABS can be heat welded with a donor piece of plastic as filler material but I am assuming the top case is painted and heat will only ruin the finish! Stop drilling the crack will also nasty the repair from out side so best not to do that either and keep the glue mess inside.
I've had good success using DIY plastic, 2 part epoxie's from box stores on car parts, etc.. They vary in strength and you don't need speed set but rather the strongest bond.
If looks matter it could be painted later.
Cryo glue is not all the same and some isn't very strong while commercial versions can be. I've glued automotive headlamp housing tabs with the "good stuff" not the box store/peg board, Crazy Glue brand name stuff.
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Sun, 28 Oct 2018 01:11:10 +0000 quote
Thanks for the replies. Yes, the crack goes all the way through - I added a photo below.

I went ahead and gave the ABS cement a try. (I could not find any markings on the box, but am pretty sure this is ABS because I know the glove box is ABS and because the plastic seemed to dissolve slightly as I applied primer.)

Based on a recommendation in a thread from ADV (and also mentioned above by Kantuckid), I used fiberglass tape to reinforce the joint. I first tested on a spare ABS plumbing fitting I had around. It seemed to take pretty well, so I went ahead and did the same on the inside of the top box.

It's pretty cold in my garage today (about 8C / 46F), so I set a light bulb nearby to keep things warm enough and help with the curing.







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I'm curious to see how this holds up.
I will definitely post an update in the next season. Looking at it this morning, I like the way it has cured up. I am feeling pretty confident because I don't think this joint will see too much stress, and according to that ADV thread I linked it has worked before.
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If it works, for next time, I would suggest using much finer fiberglass cloth (like you get in hardware stores with Bondo)
Now you tell me! Maybe it's a good thing I haven't worked with Bondo before, but I didn't realize a finer-mesh option was commonly available.
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Just for the purpose of enhancing this thread I'll share how I've often repaired expensive plastic vehicle parts- I use a Weller soldering gun with the thin blade tip and a spray water bottle. In many specific uses I actually liked it better than a plastic welder I owned. As much as esthetics allowed I would work both sides of the crack or joining line as it were. I'd use the tip as a kinfe to create molten plastic along the fault line. The water cures, i.e. hardens the plastic as you go in a larger repair. Clamping at them onset helps too as alignment matters much. The blade is used to puddle the hot plastic as you move along the fault line. About an inch at a time, spray, then move along. The thicker the plastic the more strength is gained by doing this on both sides. Plastic welders use hot air and various plastic rods as filler.
With soldering gun welding it's often helpful to have a piece of the same plastic available as a welding/filler material. When I was doing auto body work I kept a stash of plastic scraps just for that purpose. The above only works with thermo plastics of course, ABS is one that allows heat repairs.
That topcase is very likely to be ABS for strength. Maybe EU plastics are not required to be coded? or it's too old to have markings?
The serviceability of the above repair is all about the epoxies adhesion to the object, less so about the actual strength of the epoxy material which is quite tough.
I did a plastic repair on my solar electric fence charger this week after removing it from my "frosted garden" for repair and storage. The battery was gone from age and the plastic surrounding the solar panel was cracked in several places. I removed the battery and tested the solar panle which was still putting out current, the battery was zilch and gets a replacement in spring.
The solar panel is maybe 6" SQ and on the backside is glued into the ABS plastic frame with epoxy that looks like most you buy in any box store-the two tube plunger thingy. Thats what the mfg. used to assemble and seal the unit from weather as it has saeveral electrical components like a circuit board and capacitor,etc, inside-a healthy black spider lived in there too!
I went for some plastic epoxy that had been opened and it was jelled and unusable. Rather than open a new pack I used some J-B Weld on a test area inside the unit and seeing that it stuck well I cleaned up the broken "picture frame like" area of plastic that held the solar panel and glued it with J-B Weld, which does not list plastic as one of it's proper materials. They do make one for plastics too but not what I had on hand. It stuck and did the job and in this repair looks didn't matter either so my fence charger is good for another season-here's to spring!!!
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That's cool, Kentuck.

Here's what comes to mind when I hear "fiberglass cloth."
https://www.lowes.com/pd/3M-White-Fiberglass-Cloth/3228210
That's the stuff. it's tough to cut it into small pieces and keep it intact as the fibers are slick and not tightly woven-sharp! scissors.
Another appraoch to the OP's repair would have been the more common use of that glass cloth, a resin repair. Thing is, that repair has you buying a can of this and that and cheaper to just squirt out some plastics epoxy.
Fiberglass boat repairs are the more common way it's used aside from fixing the rust on vehicles for a couple of years looking purty.
I wonder how long my (beer & pop cans?) aluminum truck will be around?
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Superglue and baking soda.
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Looks good Berto. Will be interesting to see how it cures and holds up next Spring.
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I did many a wrecked vehicle plastic HL tab using the super glue and baking soda technique. Part of that trick is to use something other than crapo glue and get the GOOD! stuff. Not Big Lots or HF...
On that topcase I personally would not have gone the superglue route which is why I said what I did.
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I'm far from a chemist but my understanding is that the baking soda acts as a catalyst to the super glue (I never can spell the stuff!) which has an inherent low shearing strength. That top case crack needed some strength in the repair, not just "stuck together".

I'm remembering back when I needed a new rear view mirror for an old PU truck I owned. I went in this "hillbilly junkyard" near me and found one I liked on an old car. I had few tools with me and asked the guy there if he had something better to get the mirror off the windshield. As you know the mounting base is glued to the glass.
The guy walks over, gets in the car & slides the drivers seat of the car back and raises his leg and kicks the whole windshield out on the hood and hands me a piece of glass with the whole enchilada attached to take home and play with further.
"That glue" is good stuff.
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You can use methylene chloride or MEK to re weld ABS plastic. The ABS pipe connector is ABS plastic and MEK mixed together. Using fiberglass will reinforce the repair. You will have no issues with this fix. My microcar body is ABS plastic that is 40 years old and I have gotten quite knowledgeable on fixing ABS plastic. Once the MEK evaporates you are left with a bond that is just under what it was before and with fiberglass backing it will be stronger than before. If you want more info on this, look at cracked sport bike fairings because they are ABS plastic and usually crack when dropped at the blinkers. When repaired and backed with fiberglass they will crack right beyond the repair if dropped again.
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Interesting ABS facts!

What is a "microcar"? Slot racer or what?

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Superglue and baking soda.
Would love some elaboration on this technique. Just mix the two together and apply?
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Think like your salting a tomato heavily- glue w parts in position and throw on the soda.
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Here is a link to a good video on the super glue trick


"https://youtu.be/KU2qph2vG9Y"
I have a sebring vanguard citicar it is a very small electric car from 1976



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I have owned the Citicar about 4 years now.. when I bought it the car needed a total restoration. I put about 400 hours and 5k in to a car i bought for 2k. All the electronics are modern, the lights are LED, wiring is all new with a custom harness that is not grounded to the frame. The motor is a custom wound motor from D&D from Syracuse NY. Has a Alltrax 650 amp controller at 48v. The frame was hand sanded and painted (all aluminum). Lots of new parts were machined for the car because there is little sparts to be found anymore. I have been driving this car for 3 years now almost everyday but in winter and have had zero problems with it since its restoration. What took so long to restore (400 hrs) was not modifying the frame or body in anyway and making all new electronics and lights and motors fit without changing it. BTW I am a panel builder, and fabricator. So this project was right up my alley and skill set. I have a lot of good pictures but the files are to big to post on MV. If anyone wants some pics send me an email and I can sent them to you.

There was only 2200 made in Florida from 74 to 78 and there is only a couple hundred left due to the high scrap value of the frame. It is aircraft aluminum. The car is 1300 lbs. 500 is car and 800 is battery. LEAD ACID

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Wow, stop the presses on that little car.

Where did you get it? How many are out there? How do you keep it running? How much do you drive it? And: if you're in a sharing mood, how much does that cost?

There is a display in Newport, RI of a bunch of cool vehicles from the '60s, including a bunch of tiny gas-powered cars. They stole the show, in my opinion. (It's next to the Tennis Museum a few blocks from the main strip, if you're interested.)
That's the Audrain museum. They have the peel p50 and the peel trident there. Smallest microcar ever made. Also a guy I am close with at my church is the architect that designed the renovation for that building to display the cars
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Here is a link to a good video on the super glue trick


"https://youtu.be/KU2qph2vG9Y"
I have a sebring vanguard citicar it is a very small electric car from 1976
What a great looking little car that is. I can't imagine the number of questions you must get and the number of gawkers when you motor on by. So cool.
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It gets a lot of questions. The most common are how fast does it go? (36mph) how far can you go on it? (35 miles) is it street legal? (Yes) Is it safe ( not really). But who loves it the most is toddlers. I have small kids run up to it or run into it hands first and look back at there parents with excitement. The parents are usually gasping because they dont want the child to hurt someone's car. But I find this really funny. For one moment it made a child thrilled in life and having a 7 year old daughter myself it makes my heart melt. One thing about this car and also why I bought it was because you can't help but smile or laugh when this drives by. It just envokes an emotion when you see it, good or bad. That is why I found this car to be worth the headache to restore.

Also the car is 4 feet wide and 7ft 11 long. It will fit in the back of a pick up truck.
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It gets a lot of questions. The most common are how fast does it go? (36mph) how far can you go on it? (35 miles) is it street legal? (Yes) Is it safe ( not really). But who loves it the most is toddlers. I have small kids run up to it or run into it hands first and look back at there parents with excitement. The parents are usually gasping because they dont want the child to hurt someone's car. But I find this really funny. For one moment it made a child thrilled in life and having a 7 year old daughter myself it makes my heart melt. One thing about this car and also why I bought it was because you can't help but smile or laugh when this drives by. It just envokes an emotion when you see it, good or bad. That is why I found this car to be worth the headache to restore.
Sounds like it definitely made its way to the right owner.
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Absolutely delicious. Enjoy that thing to the MAX! Are all your vehicles orange?
Good question.
All the toys I buy are orange but it is not even my favorite color. Just orange seems to stand out to me in a way I like. Lots of people dont understand my orange toys.
My favorite color is British racing green but i have yet to buy something with that color.

My 64 vespa is olive drab green with BMW sunburnt orange racing stripes.
That BMW orange is almost identical to the vespa orange. I also used that color to paint the frame on my citicar.

Thanks JET, I think I am the right owner for this car. I love to share it. I can not tell you how many people have driven this thing. It is a blast because it bounces and is unstable at speed. This makes it so much fun. It is like a fast golf cart. If you were to drive it you would be a little intimidated by how fast it goes.for the set up. Really is a joy to have people drive it. Also there is a lot of times I have met friends of friends I did not know because they post a video or pics of driving my car and a friend of mine will contact me to let me know it was their friend who was driving it that day. I dont do social media. So to be approached by people who know someone I just met in a parking lot or to have its picture taken in front of a restaurant and be told about the picture on Twitter that night by coworkers is fun.
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I have owned the Citicar about years now..
How dare you thread jack!

Just kidding... this car is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing photos and details!
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Sorry a little late to the party here. Berto you are in TO. Just call or drop by Vespa West and talk to Lou. I'm sure he's seen this before and can give you an answer.
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berto wrote:
orange s150 wrote:
I have owned the Citicar about years now..
How dare you thread jack!

Just kidding... this car is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing photos and details!
Should have said 4 years now. Good catch. Auto correct can play some games.
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