[Healeys] traficator

T W ah3000me at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 15:41:54 MST 2008

I have a couple of questions regarding using epoxy to repair the
cracks in the bakelite steering wheels.

After filling the cracks, what did you use to color the epoxy?   Does
the epoxy stain with india ink?

Have you had problems with temperature expansion and contraction
causing new cracks or separating the epoxy from the bakelite?
Temperatures here on the Maine coast range from high 80's F to -20 F.



On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Jean Caron
<vintage_roadster_restoration at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Ron:
> I use a two part epoxy called PC-7 to repair cracks in the steering wheel, it
> should also work with the traficator. I also have some spare parts from a used
> traficator, perhaps send photos to see what you need. I also agree with the
> comment that was made not to paint the bakelite, I first wash it thoroughly
> with mild soap and hot water, then sand it lightly with 1000 paper, I then
> apply India ink, let it dry then I apply shoe polish and polish it. I then
> finish it with a good car wax and it looks just like new, not too shiny and
> unlike the paint it won't flake off.
> Jean Caron

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