Kydex repair


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SpookyPistolero
March 8, 2006, 11:59 PM
My comp-tac CTAC snapped on me a couple of days ago, the forward belt clip broke in two at the top. I've been trying to think of a good way to repair it without having to buy a new clip. I bought some 'industrial' strength epoxy at the store, but I don't think it's going to bond at all. I didn't think something like j.b. weld would either.

So does anyone know any cements/epoxies that will bond kydex? Or am I going to have to order a whole new clip?

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LAK
March 9, 2006, 06:13 AM
I do not have an answer for you. I have one Kydex holster and have hardly used it. But I will speculate and say that once this stuff breaks, you may as well toss it and get a new one. Even if you find a cement that bonds it, it is going to be a liability, not knowing when this battlefield repair is going to give again.

How old is it, and have you contacted the maker?

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lance22
March 9, 2006, 09:41 AM
My first reaction when I read this post yesterday was use JB Weld and clamp it down overnight but ... a holster is something that you bet your life on, which certainly merits a new holster.

And yeah, I agree with LAK ... contact the maker of the holster he might replace it for you at no cost.

http://www.bearclawholsters.com
http://www.predator-holsters.com
http://www.hillsmanholster.com

The above use thermo-formed kydex which is far superior to the injection molded stuff mass produced by Fobus and Uncle Mike ... might be worth a look.

Best regards,

lance22
Minn Uh So Tah

SpookyPistolero
March 9, 2006, 11:45 PM
Wanted to let folks know that I have emailed comp-tac and they promptly replied that they would go ahead and mail me some replacement clips. Good on them! Nice to see simple customer service.

22-rimfire
March 10, 2006, 01:34 AM
There may be some information at this web site. As I recall, they discuss glues and so forth.

http://www.kydex.com/index.asp

LAK
March 10, 2006, 04:40 AM
There you go; all's well that ends well. Good to see the maker stands by their product this way.
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Geno
March 10, 2006, 07:17 AM
:)

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