FC1002 Frequency Counter Faceplate Repair

The plastic faceplate over the display cracked quite a while ago:

FC1002 Frequency Counter - cracked plastic
FC1002 Frequency Counter – cracked plastic

I don’t recall dropping the poor thing. Given the interesting pattern, it could be inherent stress that finally let loose as the plastic aged.

While I have it apart to rebuild the battery pack (more on that later), I’ve been easing acetone/MEK into those cracks by capillary attraction in the hopes of dissolving just enough plastic to rejoin them, without slobbering solvent all over the faceplate and scarring it.

If all else fails, I suppose I can mill out a replacement from thin acrylic sheet, but those nicely rounded cast / molded edges lie well beyond my abilities…