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Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)19:48 UTC+1 No.669566 Report

I purchased a used laptop that is working great, however the screen bezel is cracked pretty badly. When removed, it is actually split in two pieces.

New/Used bezels online are like $30 and that's ridiculous for a piece of plastic.

Is there any kind of glue/putty/stuff that I could use to fit the bezel back together, filling the gaps and cracks? I would like to sand it down but if I can't paint it that would be fine.
Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)20:00 UTC+1 No.669571 Report

Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)20:09 UTC+1 No.669576 Report

That will work fine to keep it together, but it won't fill the gap on the corner there.
Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)20:12 UTC+1 No.669577 Report

What kind of laptop is it? You know you can get a Thinkpad T-60 for $30-$40. When the screen broke on my last one, I was just like, "Fuck it." and bought another laptop
Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)20:18 UTC+1 No.669580 Report

It's a Thinkpad X60 Tablet. I can't just slap a generic bezel on it because of the tablet control buttons. I'm interested in sealing the gap to prevent junk from getting into the screen (already had to clean it once) without just shoving something in there.
Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)20:31 UTC+1 No.669586 Report

Call it patina. Makes it look salty. Like tape on your glasses.
Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)20:33 UTC+1 No.669587 Report

And I'll say it yet again.

Or maybe Bondo in this case.
Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)21:11 UTC+1 No.669595 Report

>New/Used bezels online are like $30 and that's ridiculous for a piece of plastic.
Just pay the money and stop fucking around. Anything else you do to it will make it look like shit.
Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)22:38 UTC+1 No.669624 Report

is it made of ABS?

could get some ABS glue (solvent basically) from home center plumbing section + piece of black ABS, dissolve a piece into a paste and patch it up
Anonymous 07/18/14(Fri)23:19 UTC+1 No.669631 Report

I'll look up ABS, that sounds like a neat idea.
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