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    105 and broken hood tab.

    Hi, my wife fell yesterday off her bike and in the process broke off the plastic tab that you attach the rubber hood to on a 105 Shifter. I would like to glue it back on and looking to see which glue would be appropriate. Thanks
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    If it is plastic, any of the cyanoacrylate "super glues" should work fine. I'm quite partial to Krazy Glue with the brush-on applicator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverStar
    If it is plastic, any of the cyanoacrylate "super glues" should work fine. I'm quite partial to Krazy Glue with the brush-on applicator.
    It is plastic, but am not sure if it is polycarbonate, which is what super glue works on, if I am not mistaken.
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    It's not polycarbonate (polycarbonate is acrylic and probably too brittle for such an application), that's for sure...and Superglue works on most plastics.
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    I have fixed everything from steel sewing machines to plastic clothes baskets with JBweld, this stuff works on most everything but needs to set up overnight.

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    Superglue

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverStar
    It's not polycarbonate (polycarbonate is acrylic and probably too brittle for such an application), that's for sure...and Superglue works on most plastics.
    Uh, polycarbonate is polycarbonate. Acrylic is acrylic. Never the twain shall meet. They are different plastics, from different monomers, with different chemistry and different physical properties. But, as you say, superglue works fine for plastics, metals, wood, etc.

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    Kerry, I was thinking of Lexan/Plexiglas (which are polycarbonates) and totally confused myself. Thanks for the clarification.
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    Still not understanding

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    Kerry, I was thinking of Lexan/Plexiglas (which are polycarbonates) and totally confused myself. Thanks for the clarification.
    Still wrong. Lexan was (originally) a GE a tradename for polycarbonate. Plexiglas was (originally) a Rhom & Haas trade name for polymethylmethacrylate (an acrylic). They are different plastics.

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    Well, a plastic expert I ain't. But what I do know is Superglue is still right for the OP's application.
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    Thank you all for your responses. I will pick up some Krazy Glue tomorrow.
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    105 Shifter/derailleurs
    FSA Gossamer Triple MegaExo
    BWW Blackset Race 11 wheels
    Continental Gators 25c
    Kool Stop Salmon brake pads
    Cateye Strada Double Wireless CC-RD400DW
    Sigma PC-9 HRM
    RADBOT-1000 rear strobe flasher
    Blaze 1/2w LED headlight

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