Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Adventures in fixing an outtrigger panel.

  1. #1
    Genyosai's Servant
    skate323k137's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Earth, Dimension C137

    Posts
    2,970

    Adventures in fixing an outtrigger panel.

    Originally "Plastic filler? fixing a joystick gate"

    Pics of cracked joystick gate that was missing a chunk:

    Spoiler:







    Updating below with repairs.
    Last edited by skate323k137; 01-12-2016 at 01:42 AM.

  2. #2
    AH
    A
    COLUMBIAN!
    aha2940's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Colombia

    Posts
    2,411

  3. #3
    Genyosai's Servant
    skate323k137's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Earth, Dimension C137

    Posts
    2,970
    I've thought about using epoxy like that, but sometimes adhesives shrink if you try to fill a large area with them instead of just bonding 2 things that are touching. Not out of the question to try.

    last resort is have someone at my work just measure it and 3d print a new entire piece.

  4. #4
    AH
    A
    COLUMBIAN!
    aha2940's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Colombia

    Posts
    2,411
    Quote Originally Posted by skate323k137 View Post
    I've thought about using epoxy like that, but sometimes adhesives shrink if you try to fill a large area with them instead of just bonding 2 things that are touching. Not out of the question to try.

    last resort is have someone at my work just measure it and 3d print a new entire piece.
    That's true, has happened to me before. I would suggest filling the hole with more than enough epoxy, then sanding the excess after it has dried up. That should work fine.

  5. #5
    Genyosai's Servant
    skate323k137's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Earth, Dimension C137

    Posts
    2,970
    I'm opting for an epoxy putty that's meant to fill gaps. We'll see how it goes

  6. #6
    Dogg-Father
    Neodogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH

    Posts
    2,574
    General bondo or the 901 should work
    _ _ ___________________________ _ _
    People I've delt with:
    |Steve Rhine|Vinh|Jeff Kurtz|Kenny Boy|Big Bear|Fox1|Bones|Kid Aphex|Bluevoodu|Kubikiri Basara|Shawn|Michael Yagami|

  7. #7
    Genyosai's Servant
    skate323k137's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Earth, Dimension C137

    Posts
    2,970
    I used a loctite repair/epoxy putty. Sanded it this morning. Looks and feels pretty damn solid, we'll see how it holds up.

    Spoiler:
    Last edited by skate323k137; 01-12-2016 at 02:01 AM.

  8. #8
    Genyosai's Servant
    skate323k137's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Earth, Dimension C137

    Posts
    2,970
    Put in a couple hours today finishing up this panel.

    Backstory: This panel needed some love when I got it. There were several cracks in the trackball housing that had to be superglued back together (I didn't document that, but it was a pretty simple contraption. In addition to that, the joystick was held together by the single screw up by the trigger, and the gate had a chunk missing.

    I filled in the joystick gate with an epoxy putty as seen above, and sanded it some more. I made a template from the top side of the gate, flipped it over, and sanded down to that on the bottom to make it as symmetrical as I could.

    The joystick handle halves were a PITA. The screws had been over tightened, blowing out the insides of the holes. The screws were just anchored to the shaft (giggity) but were not holding the joystick together at all.

    I put globs of the epoxy putty into the inside of the handle, put masking tape over them, and then sandwiched it on the center shaft to force the putty into the holes and into the proper shape. Once it cured the masking tape came right off, but the putty bonded to the plastic very well. A little drilling and a lot of dremmeling later, I had proper screw holes again instead of screw tunnels (before I fixed it you could literally just drop the screws straight through the holes).

    Some pics:
    Spoiler:


    Putty in and drilled


    After dremmeling down the putty (the screws are very short)


    ugly bottom of the fixed gate


    All back together


    Paydirt



  9. #9
    Dodgeball Yakuza
    Reclaimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area

    Posts
    785
    Slick! Nice work man! I'd love to get an Outtrigger panel.
    Last edited by Reclaimer; 01-12-2016 at 02:26 AM.

  10. #10
    Genyosai's Servant
    skate323k137's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Earth, Dimension C137

    Posts
    2,970
    Quote Originally Posted by Reclaimer View Post
    Slick! Nice work man! I'd love to get an Outtrigger panel.
    Thanks man. I'd been after one for a while. I took a risk on an untested lot of 2 panels and carts with link boards. On other panel, the joystick was in great shape but one of the arms that holds the trackball sensors broke completely off, and I repaired that too. I'm just glad I was able to repair both panels, and that the JVS trackball IOs were working

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •