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Old 08-30-2018, 09:47 AM   #1
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i have a TV mount that has come loose (shocking, really, that anything would come loose, right?) There are metal inserts in the plastic case of the TV and they have stripped the plastic. I'm wondering if I can glue them back into the holes with any success? Recommended glue? The small inserts are shown in place in the two on the left and sitting on top of the casing for the two holes on the right. Thanks for any help. Joe
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Old 08-30-2018, 10:00 AM   #2
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My guess is that the inserts went in when in after being heated. The plastic then melted back around the inserts. They also could have been press fit. Glue is pretty uncommon in an assembly like that.

What sort of glue would work depends a lot on exactly what sort of plastic the TV case is made out of. Even with good glue, I'd bet the inserts coming out did some damage to the plastic.

I'd try something like an epoxy. That would give you some "gap filling" capability to bridge over the now missing plastic in the TV. The trick would be keeping it out of the treads in the inserts ( = fill them with wax or something similar first).

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The trick would be keeping it out of the treads in the inserts ( = fill them with wax or something similar first).

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I would screw some bolts into the inserts, either the mounting bolts or buy some (probably metric) to use.

Regarding epoxy, probably some JB Weld would do quite well.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:28 PM   #4
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I'd also point out that a new TV is not a major pile of money these days. You probably will get a bunch of features on a new one that aren't there on an older model. If the TV is a stock uint ( = it runs on 120V ) going with a 12V one is an (expensive) option as well. Getting rid of running the inverter is a *good* thing .....

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I removed the back cover to my TV and replaced the broken insert with this by riveting the cage nut to the back of the case on either side of the hole. (The cage nut is inside of the case, and the threads are in the stock location) Click image for larger version

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It worked like a charm and it was a relatively easy fix that is likely stronger that it ever was.
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Thanks so much! Awesome replies. Joe
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i have a TV mount that has come loose (shocking, really, that anything would come loose, right?) There are metal inserts in the plastic case of the TV and they have stripped the plastic. I'm wondering if I can glue them back into the holes with any success? Recommended glue? The small inserts are shown in place in the two on the left and sitting on top of the casing for the two holes on the right. Thanks for any help. Joe
Try this.
Plastex 172-16 Medium Size Plastic Repair Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J4Z7WOO..._QKe4BbCTVYGE7

I have used it with great success on my motorcycle.
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