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How best to repair a plastic battery or CF cover door? Answered

I've got a common problem: a plastic cover on a device that has had one its tiny hinge pins sheared off.  I'm wondering what approaches to this problem people have used successfully?

I'm considering the following:

a) superglueing on bit of metal snipped from the end of a paperclip, or from a straight pin, or
b) simply trying to build up a pin with JB Weld or other hardening material.

Thoughts?  Comments?  Anecdotes?


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BurfBest Answer (author)2010-04-01

Use a metal pin but secure it in place with the JB Weld.

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RavingMadStudios (author)2010-04-01

Seconding Burf and Lemonie. A metal pin will be easier, quicker, and much less prone to failure than trying to bodge one together with epoxy,

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lemonie (author)2010-04-01

Building with epoxy could be hard. Using Burf's suggestion sounds good to me. I'll just add that heating the metal-pin and pushing it into the plastic may be helpful, followed by an epoxy cover.


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