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What glue for fixing graphics tablet pen

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Revenger, May 22, 2022.

  1. Revenger

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    My Huion pen cracked ages ago and been sitting around for a couple years unused.
    Pulled it out cleaned the coating that went gooey of it and wondering now how to fix the casing.

    Here is the crack.
    Don't want to make it worse using a glue that doesn't work properly.

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  2. BIG DWIFTER

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    Duct tape.

    Fixes everything:D
     
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  4. Elmf

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    Or a little rubber sleeve over it, undersize it and squeeze it on. Should look the part, hold it together, hide the crack and provide something to grip on/fiddle with.

    Can probs get one of these off an existing brand name cheap pen.
     
  5. 303-Acid

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    Looks like a job for a small cable tie.
     
  6. Elmf

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    That is about the least comfortable solution for something you hold in your hand lol
     
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    No way, a small one, snip off the end close, give the sharp bit a little file. If you want it a little prettier put some heat shrink tubing over it too.
     
  8. Elmf

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    I hear you but.. I still think a snug rubber sleeve off an existing $2 pen would be more comfy than a cable tie with a edge
    coming off it for something you're holding for long periods.

    Or.. Buy these. https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/born-pencil-grips-black-5-pack-bo5pgripbk?cm_mmc=Google:SEM:OW|Shopping:pLA&cm_mmc=Google:SEM:Always_on:RP|Office|Art+Supplies|Sketching+Drawing+&+Design||||SH||&s_kwcid=AL!12073!3!433088514139!!!g!904122267341!s_kwcid=AL!12073!3!433088514139!!!g!904122267341!&gclid=Cj0KCQjwvqeUBhCBARIsAOdt45ZQ1S3Wf3RHnM-exXUGgYFJPYrYyt30fBxfc9mR9zgL0P4qmSTzCN8aAh3aEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Holds it in, adds grip and looks OEM. Will work or not work dependent on thickness of the pen of course, OP needs to do his own research there.
     
  9. garfield2k

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    maybe a bit of heatshrink tubing?
     
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    problem with glueing plastic, is you need to identify exactly what kind of plastic it is, so you can then use the right type of glue and the right technique (some will need pre-priming and/or an activator etc,). and some plastics will just never hold.

    there is also plastic welding, but again you need to know what kind of plastic it is so it can be done right, and again some plastics won't work at all.

    a more mechanical approach as other posters have covered, is imho a better solution.
     
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    May be good in a pinch to cover a wound when your stuck in the woods after a chainsaw "accident", doesn't help it grow back tho. :lol:
     
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    Didn't expect this thread to blow up overnight while I was in VR.

    Have some araldite unopened, was thinking once glued I could heatshrink around for extra strength or something.

    Didn't and don't know if super glue is suitable for it.

    And I know different plastics have different bonding stuff.

    It's the rechargable pen I have.
     
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  14. ArmoureD

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    Wouldn't it be better and more productive to just buy a new pen?
     
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    If the part of the pen that's cracked needs to be able to slip off you'll need to be careful that the Araldite doesn't squeeze out on the inside. A bit of araldite then heatshrink to help hold the glued bits together should work. Araldite on its own usually gives a very strong bond but in this case the surface area of the bits that need joining are tiny so the heatshrink may be needed to help hold the glue bits together. You could carefully apply the flat blade of a hot soldering iron to the heatshrink for just long enough to make it shrink without damaging the plastic. I’d just buy another pen.
     
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    The model this is, is the Huion P80 so about $38 free ship eBay or so for the same pen.
     
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  18. MR CHILLED

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    Surely a spot on superglue in the crack would fix it right up.
     
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    May have to try super glue or something.
    It's a rechargable pen so doesn't need to be opened unless one is changing the internal hard wired battery.
     

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