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sfcjetjr 10-12-2012 10:13 AM

Something to think about and be thankful for!
Be honest about it, but how much time and money have each of us saved because of the of the wonderful chemist that brought us Super Glue and Epoxy!! Examples to share anyone?

Mine biggest save was after installing door speakers, the plastic retainers for the trim to stay to the door would not stay so out comes the 5 min epoxy! What a life saver!

NOVAbimmer 10-12-2012 10:16 AM

I've saved more from the inventor of duct tape.

Brinkley 10-12-2012 10:17 AM

I think I owe more thanks to the inventor of zip ties.

DangerousMind 10-12-2012 10:19 AM

I wish a wonderful BMW engineer would have designed the coupe door seals better so that I don't have to keep using epoxy on them.

sfcjetjr 10-12-2012 10:21 AM

All hail duct tape!!!

sfcjetjr 10-12-2012 10:22 AM

Oh gracious inventor of zip ties!

sfcjetjr 10-12-2012 10:23 AM

Shall we bath in the glory of epoxy!

Brinkley 10-12-2012 10:39 AM

Epoxy bath? Sounds like a sticky situation. Bahzing.

kaldE46 10-12-2012 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by brinkley (Post 14809026)
i think i owe more thanks to the inventor of zip ties.


M3JetBlack 10-12-2012 10:55 AM

What about Velcro? That is pretty useful too!

BimmersGarage 10-12-2012 11:03 AM

Velcro and twisty ties > for cable management.

Inventor of screws (and nails) are up there too.

LeMansteve 10-12-2012 12:45 PM

WD40 or liquid wrench
hydraulic jacks
air tools
thin nitrile gloves
designer of the BMW snap-on coolant hoses. For some reason I just love that design. Makes the job so easy.

and after you're all done using that stuff: fast orange

M3JetBlack 10-12-2012 09:58 PM

Zip lock bags!

MercForHire 10-12-2012 10:01 PM

lithium grease fix every creak

Zell 10-12-2012 10:02 PM

I dunno man, duct tape has been the de-facto ghetto fix for every auto accident. Epoxy may be giving duct tape a run for its money...

sfcjetjr 10-17-2012 05:08 PM

Some one mentioned screws and nails. Screws ok, nails? I had a bud of mine in the army who made front bench seat for his Nova out of 2 x 4 's and plywood!

wasp9166 10-17-2012 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by Brinkley (Post 14809026)
I think I owe more thanks to the inventor of zip ties.


Cable ties were first invented by Thomas & Betts, an electrical company, in 1958 under the brand name Ty-Rap. Initially they were designed for airplane wire harnesses. The original design used a metal tooth, and these can still be obtained. Thomas & Betts and others, e.g. Panduit and Hellermann, later changed to the nylon/plastic design.[2]

Thomas & Betts (NYSE: TNB) is a designer and manufacturer of connectors and components for electrical and communication markets. Thomas and Betts was founded in 1898 by two young engineers from Princeton University, Robert M. Thomas and Hobart D. Betts. They formed an agency for selling conduit to electrical distributors during a time when incandescent electric lighting was first introduced to New York City. Thomas & Betts is notable as the inventor of cable ties in 1958 to facilitate assembling wire harnesses in airplanes. It has recently expanded its product offerings through the acquisition of leading brands in the Power Protection industry specifically focused on critical infrastructure.
ABB acquired Thomas & Betts for $3.9 billion, or $72 a share, in 2012 to become a major player in the North American low-voltage products market.

Grande D 10-17-2012 10:20 PM

The replacement clip inserts for the part you're referring to cost under $1 each.

dmax 10-18-2012 07:09 AM

I'm so glad Al Gore invented the Internet, and I'd bet you'd all agree. Without his invention, who would have thought that you could make a gps mount with just a zip tie. Fix an sap filter with a lawnmower part. Install an in-car hookah and urinal.

Go Interwebz!

wasp9166 10-18-2012 07:16 AM

the internet is like life, lots of good places, lots of bad places............you choose how ya use it

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