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Tab Repair

Apply 3M™ VHB™ Surface Cleaner or 3M™ General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner

Step 1

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 Repair Process Board

 
Use 3M Roloc Disc P80 to smooth rough edges of broken tab

Step 2

Use 3M Roloc Disc P80 to smooth rough edges of broken tab.

Printable Tab Repair Process Board

 
Drill several holes of 3-6mm in diameter in the remaining part of the tab

Step 3

Drill several holes of 3-6mm in diameter in the remaining part of the tab to increase the strength of the repair.

Printable Tab Repair Process Board

 
Coat tab area in 3M™ Polyolefin Adhesion Promoter

Step 4

Coat tab area in 3M™ Polyolefin Adhesion Promoter 05917 and leave to dry for 10 minutes.

Printable Tab Repair Process Board

 
Apply 3M™ Superfast Plastic Adhesive

Step 5

Apply 3M™ Superfast Plastic Adhesive 55045 using 3M™ Applicator 08190 to adhere broken tab, making sure to fill support holes. The adhesive will cure in 20 seconds.

Printable Tab Repair Process Board

 
Repeat on the reverse

Step 6

Repeat on the reverse and allow to set for 5 minutes.

Printable Tab Repair Process Board

 
After 5 minutes shape tab using 3M™ Roloc™ Disc P80/P180

Step 7

After 5 minutes shape tab using 3M™ Roloc™ Disc P80/P180 and create a new fixing point to restore original appearance.

Printable Tab Repair Process Board

 
3M™ Superfast Plastic Adhesive 55045 can be painted

Step 8

If necessary, 3M™ Superfast Plastic Adhesive 55045 can be painted using the usual paint process for plastic parts or specific bumper paint in spray.

Printable Tab Repair Process Board

 

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