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    I've just bought myself a set of 2nd hand SRi headlights but two of the plastic mounting lugs snapped off during transit

    What's the best possible stuff to bond them back on with?

    Thanks.

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    I can't help with the bonding issue but those clips normally break when its had a front impact on the bumper - if its the lower ones. Are you sure they were 100% when you bought them?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    The lights were bought off a fellow member from here so I trust that they weren't broken.
    Anyone else know about some strong glue??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genterz View Post
    The lights were bought off a fellow member from here so I trust that they weren't broken.
    Anyone else know about some strong glue??

    Araldite is probably your best bet, or better still if there was some way of attaching 2 new angled aluminum brackets using self tappers. or a combination of both araldite and self tappers or small bolts

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    Yep, Araldite would be the first option to try to see if that held.

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    have to agree with the numpty above me comes in 3 different flavours, get the instant type and mind yer fingers yer be peeling it off inlayers for the next 2 days, not that i erm, sorta, spilt any...

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    Hey Cameron, he's calling you a numpty!! I'd have him for that! You may be older but he's only small!

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    Plastic welding, mind you it depends on what sort of plastic it is
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Hey Cameron, he's calling you a numpty!! I'd have him for that! You may be older but he's only small!
    ahem.... kettle and pot lol..

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    Thanks guys.
    Never used this stuff before so which out of these two is strongest/best?
    The yellow plunger one is called Araldite Superglue.

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