Broken Headlight tabs

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  1. carrzy

    carrzy New Member

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    I recently had some work done on my headlights and on the return shipping the top mounting tabs broke off both sides. Has anyone had any success repairing these? I know there's plastic welding products, but I don't think that will be strong enough. I've also seen "Hot stapler" guns but I think the material is too thin for staples. Any recommendations? I'd really like to repair the tabs instead of buy new housings since I had projectors retrofitted.

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    Pics?
     
  3. carrzy

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    These might help.. forgot to add them to the OP

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    JB Weld?
     
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    Will that be strong enough though?
     
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    They're headlights, not the wheels. I would throw the jb weld on them and give them a little flex after it hardens and see if it holds decent.
     
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    You could rivet some thin metal strips to reinforce them. Did they not insure the package?
     
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    JB Weld or a good plastic epoxy will hold fine if you mix it properly. If you're still worried, go to Lowes/Home Depot and get some small right-angle brackets and epoxy them on as extra reinforcement.
     
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    There screwed had a set once and it never held with jb. Id bitch out whoever sent this, and thought that was acceptable.
     
  10. ScottyBoy

    ScottyBoy Whatcha wanna do???

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    I ship stuff all the time, and I go out of my way to protect protruding tabs or corners like that. I will even usually take a chunk a Styrofoam with a hole cut in the middle and tape it in place over the tab to protect it. Whoever shipped that should have properly packaged it. I would go apeshit on whoever shipped that.
     
  11. plato442

    plato442 nearly stock...

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    I use gorilla glue on slot of stuff, and once used it on my old headlight that took an impact and cracked in the back. Gorilla glued it and it stayed together just fine
     

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