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    Quote Originally Posted by strumsilly View Post
    I like it and find it useful for the beach or other water related things [the shower?]

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepetergal View Post
    No repair will work.
    you may be right, but little harm in trying. I read through some modler posts and the strongest bonds for dtyrene seem to be those that actually melt [weld]the plastic togrther, like PVC glue. I may try one of these. seems like MEP is a key ingredient.
    https://www.amazon.com/SCIGRIP-10315...yl+ketone+glue

    https://www.amazon.com/Plastruct-Pla...stic+glue+weld
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    I would be thinking plastic epoxy.

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    here is what I ordered, will post results
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Ukster Brown was kind enough to reply to an email, he said he used auto grade super glue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepetergal View Post
    No repair will work.
    Well I used the Plastruct Bondene Cement for Styrene

    and so far so good. When I was trying to get it to fit back together the neck cracked completely off. I was about to take off the tuners and chuck it, when I thought I already bought the glue, so why not give it a try. I fit it together and just dribbled the water consistency solvent in the cracks, looks like hell, but it's been up to tension for a week and plays and sounds like it always did. fixed.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by strumsilly View Post
    I gave a few away to kids and wish I had kept the blue one I gave to a neighbors kid back in WA.
    I have a Strummin' Smurf soprano made by Ohio Art and it is Blue. Perhaps you might cherish it?
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    Wet sand it and clear coat the repair maybe... use plastic safe clear coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inksplosive AL View Post
    Wet sand it and clear coat the repair maybe... use plastic safe clear coat.
    This ^ and +1.

    Doing as AL said should blend the repaired section nicer than it looks now. At least that's what I would do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strumsilly View Post
    when I googled it, MEP ? was suggested.
    https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb...d-keywords=MEK

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