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Rebuild a Tab
Apply 3M™ VHB™ Surface Cleaner or 3M™ General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner 08984 using 3M™ Professional Panel Wipe 34567 to clean the area. Allow to dry completely.
Printable Tab Rebuild Process Board
Use 3M™ Roloc™ Disc P80 to smooth rough edges.
Drill several holes of 3-6mm in diameter in the remaining part of the tab to increase the strength of the repair.
Coat tab area in 3M™ Polyolefin Adhesion Promoter 05917 and leave to dry for 10 minutes.
Cut 3M™ Contour Sheet 04903 to about 2.5 times the size of the tab to be repaired. Apply 3M™ Superfast Plastic Adhesive 55045 with 3M™ Applicator 08190 using the Contour Sheet as support.
Immediately fold 3M™ Contour Sheet 04903 over to cover both sides of the repair. Hold in place for 1 minute then peel 3M™ Contour Sheet 04903 away.
After 5 minutes shape tab using 3M™ Roloc™ Disc P80/P180 and create a new fixing point to restore original appearance.
If necessary, 3M™ Superfast Plastic Adhesive 55045 can be painted using the usual paint process for plastic parts or specific bumper paint in spray.
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