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
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.
Len, JB weld is the way to go. It is stable up to 315 degrees C - or so
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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