:thumb: very good explanation. i agree, bolt it, you have peace of mind and its cheaper.Alpha7 said:Hey there!
Assuming you have a little hardware know how, the best way would be to bolt on a bridging piece. Glue and silicone both work, but can let go, and that could get nasty if you have a full tank. If you are unsure what/how, read on:
Get a (minimum)1/16" thick strip of polyethylene or polypropylene plastic about 3/4" wide, and long enough to bridge the broken part with an overlap of 1" on each side. Drill a 1/4" hole 1/2" from each end of the plastic. Place the plastic over the broken bridge, mark where the holes land on the bridge, and then drill holes in the bridge. Use 1/4" Stainless steel bolts with washers on each side and nylock nuts (nuts with a nylon insert) and fasten snugly (not too tightl!).
Don't know where to get plastic? find a clean white commercial pail, rinse thoroughly and cut out two horizontal strips from the side. Why 2? because the pail is probably thinner than 1/16".
Obviously, if you are not a handy kind of person, you may need help with this method.
This is a recipe for disaster. Silicone will not hold plexi well enough to do the job. A glass piece would work using silicone but not acrylic plastic.Anthraxx8500 said:go to home depot. buy some silicone (clear silicone sealant) also get yourself a decent sized peice of plexiglass. ask em to cut it to whatever size u need and go home sand the edges up real nice and glue that baby in there where it should be. just reverse it so that it hangs under the lip rather then on top. (it may interfere with lights) GL to ya but i highly reccomend u fix it rather then let it fly.
do that than! that will look better also and wont have to worry about it breaking! be careful taking the old frame off though that sounds hardnewforestrob said:Am I missing something,but why dont you just get a new frame and silicone it in place?
this however answers my original reason for my question. Thank younewforestrob said:Am I missing something,but why dont you just get a new frame and silicone it in place?