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Repair 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 Repair Process Board
Use 3M Roloc Disc P80 to smooth rough edges of broken tab.
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.
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.
Repeat on the reverse and allow to set for 5 minutes.
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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