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08-11-2018 07:49:25  #1


Is it possible to repair this (broken frame)?

Has anyone attempted anything similar? what were the results?
(the front detachable plate is fine though)
https://wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.appspot.com/_api/download/file?downloadToken=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsImV4cCI6MTU0MTY4MTg2NCwiaWF0IjoxNTQxNjgxMjU0LCJqdGkiOiI1YmU0MzA3MGJjMWY4Iiwib2JqIjpudWxsLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6ZmlsZS5kb3dubG9hZCJdLCJwYXlsb2FkIjp7InBhdGgiOiJcL2ZcLzBkZTdlZWRjLTE4M2EtNDM0ZS1hYjc4LTE2NmU3MTU5YzVkOVwvZGNyaDNhdy1mM2NmZjJiNS1jN2U3LTQwOGUtOTVhZi0yNjJiZTMzNmQyYWIuanBnIn19.n6eNRJsOoF0VV0LqBolPpY-_xOmEk5CMsQto_eBP5Lo
https://wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.appspot.com/_api/download/file?downloadToken=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOjdlMGQxODg5ODIyNjQzNzNhNWYwZDQxNWVhMGQyNmUwIiwiaXNzIjoidXJuOmFwcDo3ZTBkMTg4OTgyMjY0MzczYTVmMGQ0MTVlYTBkMjZlMCIsImV4cCI6MTU0MTY4MTc0MCwiaWF0IjoxNTQxNjgxMTMwLCJqdGkiOiI1YmU0MmZmNDEzNzVkIiwib2JqIjpudWxsLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6ZmlsZS5kb3dubG9hZCJdLCJwYXlsb2FkIjp7InBhdGgiOiJcL2ZcLzBkZTdlZWRjLTE4M2EtNDM0ZS1hYjc4LTE2NmU3MTU5YzVkOVwvZGNyaDNiNC0wNDRkYjc2My05NWU5LTQxZGUtYjU5Ny04ODRkYTM0ZmY3MDIuanBnIn19.pVHNjAjdi4ZBzdTsu6ZEtQTGD43yLsFVZVj7vr39bd0

 

 

08-11-2018 08:04:55  #2


Re: Is it possible to repair this (broken frame)?

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08-11-2018 16:00:50  #3


Re: Is it possible to repair this (broken frame)?

Oh dear, what a mess !  If you have all the broken parts and they still fit together well, you could try to put them back together with epoxy resin and then reinforcing behind or underneath with a steel strip.

 

10-11-2018 21:47:26  #4


Re: Is it possible to repair this (broken frame)?

Thank you, I will upload pictures of the repair process and result.

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11-11-2018 14:08:21  #5


Re: Is it possible to repair this (broken frame)?

This doesn't look too bad... seems mainly that the front frame member is shattered and the vertical part behind the keys has popped off.  I have had good results with a "J-B Weld", which claims to be steel reinforced epoxy.  It sets grey and makes a tough repair. If you went for "it works" over "like new" and can tolerate beads of epoxy around the cracks this would be an easy repair. 

So this was two months ago... how did the repair work out?

 

Yesterday 15:46:42  #6


Re: Is it possible to repair this (broken frame)?

I will look for "J-B Weld" in particular, I am not so worried for the looks, I think I could do a full restoration paint job if necessary.

Sadly this is live, the machine made a stop at a friends place in LA, then she bring it where I am some time later. I hope that with the second travel it doesn't get worse.

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