E-Brake handle plastic coating

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E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by mm58 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:41 pm

All of the hard plastic coating on the E-brake handle grip had gotten brittle and broken off.
It is just bare metal now.
Anyone know of a way to re-apply this coating? I don't think "Plasti-Dip" will do the trick (too soft)

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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by rmel » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:55 pm

Black 1/2” heat shrink tubing with a 1/2” heat shrink end cap.
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by mm58 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:19 am

Hmmm, that seems like a pretty good idea. I might have to give that a try. Thanks Ron!
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by rmel » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:27 am

If the old modeled on plastic is still intact but cracked up and disintegrating,
might be good to patch it up and leave it on then use shrink tubing over it
to retain the bits in place. The handle tappers quite a bit, generally, shrink
material is 2:1 reduction in diameter. That just might work but may be loose
at the tip of the handle, thus a smaller diameter shrink end cap would help.
There is a 3:1 material on the market, it's more expensive and sourcing might
have some challenges.
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by mm58 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:17 pm

3/4" 2:1 shrink tube. The bends were just too tight to get the tubing to lay out nice and smooth.
You can see how it bunched up with wrinkles and overlaps.
Oh well...back to square one :DD
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by 4x4Pinz » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:41 pm

all my ebrake handles appeared to be powder coating or an epoxy coating. If I were to refresh mine I would pursue those options.

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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by mm58 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:17 pm

Thanks Mike. Are your powder coat/epoxy ones OEM?
Mine was like a very thin hard plastic - like a hard boiled eggshell.
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by 4x4Pinz » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:24 pm

OEM. Some have redone theirs in Red, not sure what product they used. I have a few knicks in the one in my 712 and yes it is rather thick application.

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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by 4x4Pinz » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:42 pm

https://www.tapplastics.com/product/fib ... oxy_resins I would think one of these products would match up with existing and work very well if not better. maybe an email to customer service for best option.

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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by TechMOGogy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:37 pm

I repaired my Haflinger steering wheel with some epoxy, sanded and then painted - looks like new.
For the e-brake I want to redo mine at some point too - my idea was epoxy (perhaps even just JB Weld), sand and then either 2k paint or may just plasti-dip it
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by TechMOGogy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:38 pm

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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by mm58 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:08 pm

As much as I didn't think Plasti-Dip would work well, forum member "bumber"
encouraged me to give it a try.
Because the retaining pin is frozen (I can't even drill or drift it out),
I had to apply it in-situ with a small acid brush.
Pic is after two applications letting it dry completely in between.
I'm really surprised how evenly it flowed out, and it seems to be pretty tough.
It has a nice soft rubbery feel, but not so that it feels like it's going to easily peel off.
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by rmel » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:18 pm

Wow, that came out really nice -- and done in place to boot!
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Re: E-Brake handle plastic coating

Post by TechMOGogy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:26 pm

Nice!
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