Source for ABS plastic beads mesh or sheets

Sep 6, 2021
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I am going to attempt some ABS MEK slurry repairs on the front panel of my Coleman Sedona. Where have you sourced ABS material to make the slurry for the repair? I've seen in some posts where people bought what they thought was ABS but it did not melt properly in the MEK.

I have quite a bit of repair and reinforcement to do so I may be buying bulk. Where might I find ABS locally? I'm the impatient type.
 
Sep 6, 2021
23
Just a follow up to this, I was able to pick up ABS 3D printer filament at a local microcenter. I only used a very small portion of it. I could not get MEK, but I got "MEK substitute" and it worked fine. I was able to repair all the cracks in my front panel.
 
Jun 6, 2022
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Can someone point me to the most basic understanding of MEK repairs?

Like this post, everything I've google comes with a level of understanding of the repair process without the most basics on how to do it.

Sorry for the hijack, but timely as I've got a storage lid in need of fixing.

Thanks!
 
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Sep 6, 2021
23
Search youtube for ABS Repair. Here is one link.
Basically you break down some scrap ABS or ABS pellets or ABS filament in my case in a solvent like MEK or Acetone. Depending on the thickness you can use it as a glue or to fill gaps and reinforce cracked or broken ABS.

Sorry I did not take any better photos, but here is some of my work in progress. I'm happy with the final results. My front panel was falling apart. Now it is solid.
 

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Sep 6, 2021
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Thanks a million!
Well I guess God wanted me to give you better pictures. I hit something on the road today so I'm starting over on new repairs. It's not going to be pretty, but hopefully it will hold.
 

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