Jon84

MK2 Focus Armrest Repair

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Hey guys, the hinge of my armrest has finally given up, the plastic has split right through now and it's fallen off. 

Rather than buy a whole new centre console, I am going to give repair a shot. 

Just wondered if anyone as repaired theirs before (I am assuming removing the remaining hinge and gluing it in will be best). 

What glue type have people used?

 

If all else fails I might just screw through the base into the console!

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I'm not sure what these hinges look like, but perhaps try plastic welding them. I generally prefer it over super glue.

Otherwise there's some 2 part epoxy based plastic glue you can get (can't remember the name now), but it absolutely stinks so make sure to leave the doors wide open.

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Agree, superglue makes a right mess of car plastics and doesn't hold either.
Araldite is usually preferable.

Sent from my SM-G965F (S9+)

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9 hours ago, Luke4efc said:

I'm not sure what these hinges look like, but perhaps try plastic welding them. I generally prefer it over super glue.

Otherwise there's some 2 part epoxy based plastic glue you can get (can't remember the name now), but it absolutely stinks so make sure to leave the doors wide open.

I haven't looked at it in detail, but I think I can get the reminder of the hinge out, so I can do it in a ventilated area! 

Agree Superglue won't be up to it at all. A plastic welding kit is more money than a replacement centre console, I'll give epoxy a go!

 

Thanks Both!

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8 hours ago, Jon84 said:

I haven't looked at it in detail, but I think I can get the reminder of the hinge out, so I can do it in a ventilated area! 

Agree Superglue won't be up to it at all. A plastic welding kit is more money than a replacement centre console, I'll give epoxy a go!

 

Thanks Both!

Soldering iron will do if you have one.

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15 hours ago, Luke4efc said:

Soldering iron will do if you have one.

I did think about that, assuming it all comes off after! lol

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