Broken heater box.

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by Lucy Fair, Sep 19, 2022.

  1. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    I have a problem with choosing right stuff to repair crack in heater box. I will be greatfull for any pointers.

    Peace,
    Kacper.
     
  2. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    Post a few pictures of the crack / part and you will likely get a load of advice on properly repairing the part.
     
  3. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    The Cracks.
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    Peace,
    Kacper.
     
  4. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

  5. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    I have another one, thing is I don't want to change anything on original one. I am customizing it a little so wanted to use this salvaged one.

    Peace,
    Kacper.
     
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  6. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    That looks ugly and it will must likely not look right after fixing it.Just get a good used matching one from somebody on this board.If you cannot find it,then go and fix it.Bruno.
     
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  7. Lucy Fair

    Lucy Fair Nailheadlova

    I know it will show but it's on the lower side so out of sight. I am just kind of a guy who likes to fix stuff, so I am wandering what did they made those boxes off. When I know material I can try and improvise. Is it epoxy resin with a black dye and linen strains?

    Peace,
    Kacper.
     
  8. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    I'm quite sure the box is fiberglass with polyester resin. Buy a fiberglass repair kit to repair / fill the hole. Just de-grease and lightly sand around the area - KEEP it SMALL - You can back up the hole with tape to form the shape - either on the inside or the out side of the box. When the resin kicks remove the tape and finish up . I think you can buy color additives to hide the repair a bit.
    With the crack you may want to use epoxy, however, the fiberglass resin will work, too. Carefully clean the cracks and "Vee" them out with a Dremel tool or just a sharp razor blade. Fill the cracks with the goop and let it kick. Clean up with some sand paper and shoot a little clear on top.
    These repairs should be fairly simple. You may need to "rebuild the area around the bolt hole, as, it looks compromised. You can use scissors to make fine fiberglass strands to add into the resin for more strength - the resin alone doesn't have much strength.

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