Octopad base broke

1 week 1 day ago #730517 by Adam Nagle
Hey guys, I bought two Octopads (large and small) and one of the bases broke and I'm wondering if there is a way to fix this thing I'm sure is out of warranty.  Bone head move on my end, it dropped on angle and snapped the plate.  Can this be fixed?  


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1 week 19 hours ago #730524 by Chester Foster
I would try hot glue.  Man you must have really dropped that!


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1 week 15 hours ago - 1 week 15 hours ago #730530 by CharleyL
"Hot Glue" never hardens and does not bond very well. It's a "Temporary" glue.
Good hard drying epoxy would be my choice. If the surfaces to be joined are smooth, it helps to sand them enough to create scratches in the surfaces, because epoxy and most glues bond better to rough surfaces. A much more permanent solution.

Have you tried contacting the manufacturer to see if spares are available? I managed to get some replacement parts for a 24 year old tripod by contacting the manufacturer. It took a while, but I did get what I needed at a reasonable price. It was well worth doing.

Charley


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6 days 19 hours ago #730552 by Kate Stailey
Gorilla Glue will bond to anything


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6 days 18 hours ago #730553 by CharleyL
"Gorilla Glue will bond to anything"

But not strong enough for this need. 

Charley


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4 days 12 hours ago #730668 by Dan Lindgren
Be sure to give the glue at least 24 hours to cure if you are applying on thick. 


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3 days 11 hours ago #730738 by Rick Larin
The problem with any of the glues is that the plastic base on these is smooth and won't give good surface for glue to stick over time.  Honestly, you are better off just buying a new one.  


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3 days 11 hours ago #730739 by Rick Larin

CharleyL wrote: "Gorilla Glue will bond to anything"

But not strong enough for this need. 

Charley


:agree:   


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2 days 3 hours ago #730797 by Miss Polly
Agree, just buy a new one.  They are pretty inexpensive. 


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5 hours 13 minutes ago #730906 by Uplander
Mine has lasted a long time and I have dropped mine, ran over it with my car and buried in mud, (long story).  You must have really dropped your hard!  Did the above mentioned work?


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