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Old 02-22-2016, 08:54 AM   #71
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Use Legos and acetone or acetone and any ABS. ABS cement is fine, you need to complete the work, a filler primer will fill the pin holes.
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Old 04-27-2016, 01:39 PM   #72
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It's a shame that the pics in the first thread are gone...There was talk of this being archived? Can anyone direct me to a link?

FYI - In 2016 you can buy a spool of 1.75 or 2.85mm ABS 3D printer filament in many different colors and use that in conjunction with acetone to make your own ABS filler. Mix it until it is the right consistency and work quickly before it flashes off. Any brand/price/diameter will work. Legos as mentioned also work.

I prefer to break the filament up into short lengths and let it soak in a covered container that won't melt, like a glass jar, coffee can (clean it first) or HDPE container. Let the acetone do it's work. If it is too soupy, pour some off - but let it soak for a while first. A small squeeze bottle (HDPE) will work if you do it fast enough for using it like a caulk gun. A silicone cake decorator bag may also work.

I have several 3D printers and 'ABS Juice' (a mixture of ABS filament and acetone in a spritz bottle) is used to help the print stick to the heated bed via cross linking. I haven't tried one of those hand held doodle 3D print pens, but I am curious if I could get enough control out of one to use it as a plastic welder of sorts. I can't be the only one that has thought of this. Larger areas (within reason) that are missing from the plastics can be 3D printed and then joined to the original panel. I'll be doing a little of this on my 1100 fairings at the top where they screw in to the fillers.
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I also make kits for repairs . So far 19 are gone
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