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Hi. Does anyone out there know of a product that can be used to fill holes in hard plastic then when set, be drilled and tapped to take a machine screw. The handle on our oven door has just parted from the door which is screwed from the rear into the handle which contains a threaded brass bush. This has now pulled out of the handle so I am left with a larger hole. My intention is to fill the hole and re-drill into the centre of the filler and re-tap to take the screw.
Regards. Len.
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or maybe jb weld
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Len, JB weld is the way to go. It is stable up to 315 degrees C - or so it says on the packaging. Its down side is that it takes 24 hours to cure and once mixed into a stiff paste and applied the mixture seems to thin slightly and run. But in your case with a handle that can be held vertical and then filled, so it should not be a problem. Just leave it for two days.
I have used it with great success over the years for those difficult jobs requiring a strong bond. -- even repaired a cracked engine block where the tapered oil pressure switch was mounted on a car.
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