Be it to fix a light or a bumper, a tab is easily broken, but can just as easily be reliably repaired and rebuilt by using 3Ms Plastic Tab Rebuild Process.
Using our fast cure Superfast Adhesive allows you to repair the part instead of having to replace it, speeds up your process and saves money at the same time.
Apply 3M™ VHB™ Surface Cleaner or 3M™ General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner 08984 using 3M™ Professional Panel Wipe 34567 to clean the area. Allow to dry completely.
Use 3M Roloc™ Disc P80 to smooth rough edges of broken tab.
Drill several holes of 3-6 mm in diameter in the remaining part of the tab to increase the strength of the repair.
Cut a piece of 3M 4903 contour film about 2.5 times the size of the tab to be repaired.
Apply 3M™ Superfast Plastic Adhesive PN55045 transparent or PN04748 black using 3M™ Applicator 08190 and use the contour sheet as support.
Immediately fold the sheet and shape adhesive with fingers. Force adhesive into the drilled holes.Do not press too hard to keep a 3 to 5 mm layer of adhesive material on both side of the tab.
Caution: when starting to cure, adhesive becomes hot! The adhesive will set within 20-30 secs.
Let the adhesive cool down and peel off contour sheet.
After 5 minutes shape tab using 3M™ Roloc™ Disc P80/P180 and create a new fixing point to restore original appearance.