Bumper Plate Fix?
I bought mine used. One of the 15# had a slice on it that wasnt deep. But apparently kicking the crap out of them has created a gaping hole in it.
So, does anyone have any experience with gluing the crap out of it? Thinking Gorilla glue? Any type i should get?
I would try a stronger 2-part epoxy that is meant for rubber and plastics. It will not be permanent to any extent, but it beats a broken plate.
BTW, I was unsuccessful in my attempt to repair a cheaper bumper, although this one was splitting where the inside "concave" met the outer ring.
Last edited by RTN; 05-31-2012 at 12:33 AM.
k. ill check it out. was hoping gorilla glue and duct tape would do the trick.
Gorilla glue and duct tape might just make it indestructible.
Originally Posted by sedition
Completely unrelated but I always read your name at first as The Emaciated Freak.
Originally Posted by The Emancipated Freak
Sorry bout that.
Hell, Duct Tape comprises 50% of my West Virginia/Kentucky toolbox . . . .the other 50% is WD40. I guess I'll add another component though - -that Gorilla Glue is the Sheeeyat . .
Last edited by Brian Jones; 05-31-2012 at 09:14 AM.
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If it is meant to move, and doesn't - WD40
Originally Posted by Brian_Broke_Legs
If it moves, and shouldn't - Duct tape
Don't discount the value of a damn good butter knife now and again neither . . . .
Gorilla Glue is strong enough. I've never actually used it on a bumper plate, but I've used it to hold a lot of stuff that was under stress. The problem may be that when the GG dries, it may be so hard that the plate will lose any elasticity it had in that area. And when it lands on the ground, the portion that is glued won't budge, and it may cause a tear in the areas around it. Or it may not.
You're options are to do nothing and risk a chunk of the plate tearing off, or you can try it and it may work.
That's what it used to be.
Originally Posted by StrongLiftMyBalls