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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

i'm going to try super glue first lol. I have a feeling that will work. And if it doesn't then I'll see if someone here will sell me theirs for 50 bux before going to ebay haha. But thank you for the responses! I could probably make a really cool metal one myself actually...

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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

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Guys, I cracked the handle for the retractable cargo cover (apparently if you bend it down too far it will crack at the screw attachment points). Anyone have to deal with this before? Are there replacement handles or am I stuck having to live with it or shell out 250 bux for a new one?
I have the same exact problem. It cracked when bottom of it rubbed against large plastic box I had in the trunk. It didn't break completely and I have been using it like this for over a year.
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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

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And here it is I thought I was the only person that did this.
Think I'll just try and glue it first.


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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

Rather than super glue, you might want to try glue designed to "weld" plastic. Usually, these products have something like MEK in them (use in a VERY well ventilated area), but they literally melt the plastic together by initially dissolving it and then evaporating away.
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haha awesome
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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

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Rather than super glue, you might want to try glue designed to "weld" plastic. Usually, these products have something like MEK in them (use in a VERY well ventilated area), but they literally melt the plastic together by initially dissolving it and then evaporating away.
What he said. Superglue tends not to work well on a lot of plastics.
Matching color Dow Corning Silicone glue works, as would a plastic specific one if you knew the type of plastic in the handle.

If you can use silicone glue to pretty much fill up the inside, you might try a non-cheapo hot melt glue gun along the surface to fill in cracks. Clean the surfaces with MEK first, and watch out you don't pass out.
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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

If you use MEK...you likely don't even need any additional "glue" since the MEK dissolves the plastic and you can weld the two sides together. I used this method to build a custom over-arm blade guard for a table saw a number of years ago. It would have taken a sledge hammer to break it! As always, it's good to do a small test in an inconspicuous place to make sure the stuff works as expected with the particular plastic compound in question...

But yea...don't get a whiff of it!
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I have a Taupe colored one on eBay right now for $98.99.
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I used packing tape myself, it seems like the handles are made in this cheapest plastic on earth!


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Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

If some people would like to kick in for a 3D scanner and printer, I'll gladly scan mine and make copies
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CNC billet aluminum would last forever!


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