Repairing holes in helm instrument binnacle

Ric

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I have an instrument pod at my helm which has four holes drilled in it which were used to attach a no-longer needed mounting plate. Any ideas on how to neatly plug the holes? I think the plastic is ABS, but not certain.

My best idea so far is to glue a backing plate under the holes then fill in with a white epoxy filler. I had a hunt around on the internet for white epoxy putty and found "Milliput"

http://www.milliput.com/white.html

Any better ideas?
 

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That should work, think I'd countersink the holes as well. Alternatively is there anything that would fit over the lot, a clinometer or even just a piece of white perspex?
 
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I have an instrument pod at my helm which has four holes drilled in it which were used to attach a no-longer needed mounting plate. Any ideas on how to neatly plug the holes? I think the plastic is ABS, but not certain.

My best idea so far is to glue a backing plate under the holes then fill in with a white epoxy filler. I had a hunt around on the internet for white epoxy putty and found "Milliput"

http://www.milliput.com/white.html

Any better ideas?

Milliput will do the trick. Just push a blob through the holes, from behind if possible, then use a wet finger to smooth over the front surface before it sets. You'll probably find that no further sanding is required if you do the finger smoothing carefully.


It is very white but should age over time.

Richard
 
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