GoPro Frames are incredibly tough, but given the abuse they’re put through, sometimes things break. In my case, I was taking my GoPro tripod mount off of my tripod mount, when I noticed that one of the polycarbonate pivots was broken. I was quite happy to have found this before I lost my camera, but a repair was in order.
To frame everything up to glue the pivot in place, I first figured out how the broken piece would normally fit. I then added a small amount of Gorilla Glue (Amazon) to the moistened broken surface. As shown below, I inserted the tightening screw and placed the tripod adapter on top to keep everything in place while the glue dried.
I’ve been really impressed with this type of adhesive, and the bond
has yet to break after several uses. Edit: The pivot was intact when I originally wrote this, but after the GoPro Ladder toss experiment, it finally decided to crack again. I’m guessing things would have been harder if both polycarbonate pivots had broken, but since it was only one, this method worked quite nicely.
Incidentally, if you weren’t convinced, this make a good case for the Floaty Back Door during marine use, since if your pivots break, most of the time your attachment is toast.