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Fixing a Cracked Console With an Eastwood Hot Stapler

When plastic interior components break, it is usually a hard-to-find piece. Traditional plastic repairs like epoxy and super glue only last a short time before splitting and breaking again, often with even more damage than before.

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There is a much better way to fix broken plastic, it is called a hot stapler. Essentially, the hot stapler uses a zig-zag shape metal staple, heats it up to melt the back side of the plastic, and as it cools, it pulls the crack together, becoming a part of the panel.

The Red Dirt Rodz crew put together a video on how hot stapling works.

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About Jefferson Bryant (223 Articles)
A life-long gearhead, Street Tech Magazine founder and editor Jefferson Bryant spends more time in the shop than anywhere else. His career began in the car audio industry as a shop manager, eventually working his way into a position at Rockford Fosgate as a product designer. In 2003, he began writing tech articles for magazines, and has been working as an automotive journalist ever since. His work has been featured in Car Craft, Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Truckin’, Mopar Muscle, and many more. Jefferson has also written 5 books and produced countless videos. Jefferson operates Red Dirt Rodz, his personal garage studio, where all of his magazine articles and tech videos are produced. You can follow Jefferson on Facebook (Jefferson Bryant), Twitter (71Buickfreak), and YouTube (RedDirtRodz).

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