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specktrout posted 09-21-2003 11:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for specktrout   Send Email to specktrout  
The other day I noticed a small chip in the black plastic of my throttle handle. I was hoping someone out there might know of a brand of epoxy which cures black. I figure I could fill it in and then sand and buff and you wouldn't really be able to tell the difference. Using epoxy would also help ensure that no crack developes at the site. Any infomation would be appreciated. Thanks.
adaps4 posted 09-21-2003 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for adaps4  Send Email to adaps4     
You can add color to any epoxy- just buy a kit. I use Wesy Systems- there is a black additive.
specktrout posted 09-22-2003 01:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for specktrout  Send Email to specktrout     
I was thinking more along the lines of something like the small tubes of adhesive epoxy found at places like hardware stores. Something like the brands of JB weld or loc-tite, etc..
Hawaiian Bob posted 09-22-2003 01:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hawaiian Bob  Send Email to Hawaiian Bob     
Gray Marinetex epoxy is almost Black. Easy to work with available everywhere.
OutrageMan posted 09-22-2003 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
You can color epoxy black with graphite.


Ozark posted 09-22-2003 09:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ozark  Send Email to Ozark     
JB Weld cures out as black and should work fine.


dreid posted 09-22-2003 09:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
I have used JB Weld to repair the insides of my 18's Wilcox Crittendon navigation lights several times. As Ozark reports, it cures about as black and shiney as that black plastic. Polish and buff out the mend with rubbing compound, if any shows, and you really cannot discern a visible repair.
specktrout posted 09-22-2003 02:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for specktrout  Send Email to specktrout     
Thanks for all the ideas. I have used lots of JB weld in the past, and I throught it cured a grey color. I will give it a try and see.

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