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Loismustdye

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#281497 21-Feb-2021 16:46
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Wife dropped the drawer from the freezer on the garage floor, smashed the side of it. Anybody know of a plastic glue/adhesive that will hold the drawer together amd withstand the cold temperatures?

 

currently awaiting a reply from the manufacturer to see if we can purchase a new shelf but not expecting a positive response.

 

thanks


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  #2660608 21-Feb-2021 17:46
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Hmm. Search projectfarm on YouTube. He tests everything under the sun. But I haven't seen a cold test for adhesive




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  #2660610 21-Feb-2021 18:03
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Assuming its a plastic draw, an epoxy resin rated for plastic should be fine

 

But will need to be cured at room temp. 


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  #2660622 21-Feb-2021 18:51
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If it's old enough that you can't easily get a new spare there should be plenty of them being scrapped. I would try to replace it before trying to glue it together.



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  #2660666 21-Feb-2021 19:00
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Yep - I'd probably just replace it.  Cyanoacrylate (superglue) "might" do the trick for a quick fix, but it'll look messy.  Maybe the "gel" type would be best.  Also google the trick using baking soda with cyanoacrylate glue to fix some plastics.  Messy but effective. 


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  #2660669 21-Feb-2021 19:01
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Loismustdye:

Wife dropped the drawer from the freezer on the garage floor, smashed the side of it. Anybody know of a plastic glue/adhesive that will hold the drawer together amd withstand the cold temperatures?

 

 

The silly-but-not-that-silly answer: Water.

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  #2660671 21-Feb-2021 19:10
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Thanks for the suggestion re epoxy, might have to look into that. Freezers only a couple months old, so not much chance of them being scrapped. But hopefully this is only a temporary measure and the company that makes them is able to supply a replacement 


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  #2660673 21-Feb-2021 19:13
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As a followup, can you post a photo so we can see both what the base material is and what the damage is? If it's PE or PP or similar then it's going to be a right pain to glue.



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  #2660680 21-Feb-2021 19:29
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Loismustdye:

 

Thanks for the suggestion re epoxy, might have to look into that. Freezers only a couple months old, so not much chance of them being scrapped. But hopefully this is only a temporary measure and the company that makes them is able to supply a replacement 

 

 

 

 

I was thinking a product like this 

 

https://www.selleys.com.au/products/adhesives/heavy-duty-repairs/selleys-araldite-super-strength/

 

As you can use extra epoxy to strenghten the joins, 

 

 

 

  • *Not suitable for bonding plastics such as Polypropylene and Polyethylene
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Not sure what material you fridge is made of but will always pay to do a trial on a small sample in an out of sight place to see if its compatible , rough edges under epoxy with heavy grit sandpaper to help adhesion. 


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  #2660731 21-Feb-2021 19:44
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I have used "coolfix liquid plastic" by Fisher and Paykel to repair broken bins in my freezer and it has worked very well. The bin seems to be as strong as before it was broken as it seems to weld the material together, rather than relying on adhesive properties.

 

The part number was 503733 and it cost $25 from Fisher and Paykel spares in 2018. 

 

I can't see it for sale now, but, you may want to contact parts@fp.co.nz and enquire about it as this worked far, far better than other glue that simply pealed off in cold temperatures.

 

 


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  #2661886 23-Feb-2021 16:21
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Fortunately the company that imports them emailed us back to say they can provide a new drawer, problem solved. Cheers 


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Fortunately the company that imports them emailed us back to say they can provide a new drawer, problem solved. Cheers 


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