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Old 01-02-2016, 10:37 AM
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I have a neighbor that is looking to bond fiberglass to a piece of ABS plastic. I assume the fiberglass resin would physically bond if the plastic was rough enough, but I don't know if that would be a very strong union. Does fiberglass resin, of any kind, bond to ABS plastic? Anyone have experience with this?
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:41 AM
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I've done patchwork repair on ABS motorcycle plastics/bodywork with fiberglass patches, even some spots that had to bear some load (connecting spots). It's all Very low stress and a TON of work to make it look decent, but the resins used to stiffen composite materials (glass, carbon and kevlar fibers) will grab onto ABS.

I sure as heck wouldn't do it in a situation were there's either load beyond a few pounds, or where health/safety issues come into play. But for toys or simple patches to "stuff", I'd do it again. No real prep-work beyond the normal removing paint removal, cleaning, degreasing and sanding (not in that order).
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