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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, cracked seat plastic - which glue? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have a crack just above the seat adjustor. I tried superglue and epoxy but they don't work. Has anyone ...
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    cracked seat plastic - which glue?

    I have a crack just above the seat adjustor. I tried superglue and epoxy but they don't work.

    Has anyone been successful in using something else that will glue the plastic of driver seat?

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    Re: cracked seat plastic - which glue?

    they're usually not that expensive ... if you can get me your VIN (or the last 8 digits from the VIN) I can check and see what kind of price you're looking at to replace the panel.
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    Re: cracked seat plastic - which glue?

    I've had luck with several "un-gluable" items using Gorilla glue.

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    Re: cracked seat plastic - which glue?

    Check with Chris Heath just above. He has the 'real' solution...

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    Re: cracked seat plastic - which glue?

    Plastic is so thin, that it's almost impossible to glue, just not enough surface area. You could glue a patch to the back to reinforce it, but probably better in the long run to replace the part.

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    Re: cracked seat plastic - which glue?

    If your seat plastic is the same as mine,2006 DTS. The plastic is ABS plastic. Look on the back it will say"ABS".
    ABS is very "glueable" with plumbing ABS pipe cement. Remember it is a solvent glue, and if over used, WILL, melt your plastic part. DO NOT attempt to glue in place. This glue is BLACK, and very messy. With the part removed, put a small drop of glue the on back of part, for test. After 5-10 min. scrape into the drop, and you should find the underlying plastic soft. This is what solvent glue does, it melts the ABS together. It dries very slowly, when used in a patch. Any ABS plastic part, like an old broken trim part, can be cut up, and used for patch or support. Black ABS pipe and fittings, old or new, can also be cut up and used. WARNING, if you are impatient, on a slow glue up process, DO NOT EVEN START, with ABS glue. Use round tooth picks to place glue, not LARGE applicator in can. Pull out applicator, pick up small amount of glue, with tooth pick and apply to part. Glue ONLY on back of part. Go SLOW, one crack at a time. Work outside in a well ventilated area. Make a test glue up, with an old broken part, if possible.
    I went through this process, on my drivers seat, last week. The part had two supports broken, and several cracks. With the patients, I usually don't have. I glued broken parts back and braced where needed, with broken trim parts. This is a SLOW SLOW process. If you don't have the time, buy a new part.

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