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Does anyone know what type of glue I can use on the bracket of my drivers side visor? Answered

I have tried super glue and twice jbweld. If I knew what type of plastic it was that may help too. The visor is for a 02 Santa Fe.?
 This is not the first time this visor has broken, I had the dealer replace two of them for cracking on the arm part. The first time I used jbweld it didn't do anything so I added more catalyst and it stuck, but as soon as we had some very frigid temps, I moved it and it broke. The whole movement of the arm is plastic upon plastic, not the best system, the tolerance is very small so it increases the friction on the parts and the stick together when it is cold.

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Karletto555Best Answer (author)2010-02-15

weld it with hot air gun. the trick is it must be right/ same type of plastic otherwise it willl crack again in low temperatures. the best way to find same plastic is to buy same visor from a scrapyard. 

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steveastrouk (author)Karletto5552010-02-15

Have you done a structural plastic weld ? 

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bluefly1215 (author)2010-02-19

I re glued it, wired it and hope that it will last till I get my vehicle safety inspection.
lemonie, it is not a mirror inside or out, it is a visor the thing you put down to block the sun from hitting you in the eyes while you drive.
I did use a silicone spray hoping that would help but I will get some graphite that may work better.

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Re-design (author)2010-02-15

If you have broken several already then the part is too delicate for you.  Go to a wrecking yard and find a metal one that you can adapt to your car.

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bluefly1215 (author)Re-design2010-02-16

The part is not too "delicate" It is a flaw in the design. They put a plastic piece inside another plastic piece, which causes it to bind and break. I can't just go get a visor to replace it. I have a Hyundia Santa Fe the mirror inside is lighted. It is the visor that blocks the sun fromk shinning in your eyes. I may be able to place a  piece of metal on it, but I think it will still twist in the hole. 

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Re-design (author)bluefly12152010-02-16

If you keep breaking them, then it is too delicate, and badly designed.  When you repair/replace it, try lubricating the pieces where they rub and maybe that will keep them from binding.

Graphite lock lube would be my choice.  I get it in a tube.

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lemonie (author)2010-02-15

Don't use glue - use something else, like small screws or bolts & metal bits. If you think that's going to look ugly - replace the whole thing (again)

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bluefly1215 (author)lemonie2010-02-16

The way the piece broke and where the screws go to fasten it to the roof. I have drilled small holes and wired it back, the wire was a bit too thin.The way this has broke, every time was and is a design flaw. The bend is covered in plastic which is then in a plastic sleeve. The bend area split while just moving the visor from side window to front, the first two times. no force used. (each time it has been very cold) The part is one that was mold made, having the fins on the back of it. I did try to use pvc pipe glue to melt it together. 

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lemonie (author)bluefly12152010-02-16

Here's a suggestion: get a different mirror. Maybe a bicycle / motorcycle mirror? If you're having to improvise you might have more luck improvising with something on e.g. a chrome stalk?

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bluefly1215 (author)2010-02-16

 The way the piece broke and where the screws go to fasten it to the roof. I have drilled small holes and wired it back, the wire was a bit too thin.The way this has broke, every time was and is a design flaw. The bend is covered in plastic which is then in a plastic sleeve. The bend area split while just moving the visor from side window to front, the first two times. no force used. (each time it has been very cold) The part is one that was mold made, having the fins on the back of it. I did try to use pvc pipe glue to melt it together. 
I couldn't find the stamp on which plastic it is made of. I may still be able to heat the parts together. 
Thanks everyone for your comments.

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tragicallyhip (author)2010-02-15

I had a similar problem with an outside drivers mirror, I used a product called Cold Weld and has kept things together for 18 months.

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NachoMahma (author)2010-02-15

.  I have no idea how to effect a repair to the plastic (I like Re-design's retrofit a metal one idea), but some graphite might help with the friction problem.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-02-15

There are some good glues for plastics, but you really need to know what the plastic is, and it mustn't be contaminated with previous tries :-(

Any chance of finding what the plastic is ? All European cars have plastic parts marked so they can be recycled - and fixed.

Steve

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