Fixing the cracked plastic outer shell of an Anvil ATA flight case?

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by mindwell, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Bought an older Anvil ATA case on Ebay and only now discovered extensive, but fine, cracked plastic on one side. I got a partial refund from the seller, and want to see whether there's a go-to shellac/adhesive/coating that can get this guy not only serviceable, but still looking semi-professional.

    Here's some pics.
     

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  2. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Looks like a stress cracks.
    Without replacement of that panel, attempted repairs will likely make it worse.
     
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  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    It won't look pretty, but you could patch those over with the same fiberglass & epoxy they use for fixing Corvettes & surfboards.
    It's just a fiberglass patch tape that you glue on with epoxy.
    As mentioned, it won't be pretty, but it will save the structure of it from cracking further:

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    Rock & Roll over it with some stickers when it's dry:

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  4. Badwater

    Badwater

    Jan 12, 2017
    for that roadworn look
    As Seen on TVĀ® Flex Repair Tape - Black