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The heal of the left boot has seperated. I guess I may have used the toe of the other boot to pry it off being lazy

Anyone had to repair something like this before? Do you think I can fix it with a hot melt glue gun or contact cement? These are my favorite boots. HELP!
 

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Try some epoxy glue. I've been having great success with it holding my SMXs together after beating them to a pulp racing YSRs. 'Shoe Goo' might also work, but I doubt hot glue would hold.
 

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JB Weld has worked very nicely on my work shoes. I tried using 'Goo adhesive' to start with, but it has too much elasticity and breaks down quickly.

While we are on the subject of adhesives. If you have a clean brake on plastic of any nature - use Loctite 242, this shiznit is da bomb and creates a permanent bond that seems to be stronger than the original. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, but expensive at $18 for a 1oz bottle.
 

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I think you should take a look at this post, and the link within, before recommending using 242 on plastics...

Bacchus : Something I never really thought about a whole lot but, aren't all loctite compounds designed to be used on metal parts? Does loctite make a product meant to be used on certain plastics?? Just curious. Bake? My little engineering friend???
That would be Loctite 'Assure 425'....designed especially for low strength locking of plastic fasteners or metal fasteners in plastic assemblies. Its kind of blue also....

Here's the PDF for what is commonly referred to as 'blue' loctite (242)....note on page 2 explains the incompatibility with plastics.
FWIW, the product commonly referred to as 'Red Loctite' (262) is incompatible with plastic also...
There are a dozen or more threadlocking products made by Loctite.....those are just the most commonly used in the consumer market.
 

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Im almost positive the bottle says 242, but it sure isnt blue (its clear), and there is no doubt it bonds plastic within 5 minutes of being held together tightly - cures overnight and makes the piece more solid than the original. I had a cracked keyboard holder (right where your wrists rest) that I used it on and I have applied enough pressure to bend the holder (testing purposes) and the crack did not reappear. This stuff chemically bonds the molecules and allows the plastic to flow and fill the gap. Awesome stuff! I will recheck tonight to ensure I am not screwing up the the number. I bought it from an Industrial Supply house (locally).
 

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Seems to me that you have confused one of their threadlocking products (242) with one of their bonding adhesives.
 

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I had good results with gorilla snot(3m weatherstrip adhesive-yellow stuff) on my alpinestars.Glad to hear I'm not the only one with that issue.
 

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googolplexu : I will recheck tonight to ensure I am not screwing up the the number.  
Well, Mr. Mechanic, what did your research reveal?
 

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