Thread: Plastic Welding
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:56 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by JayBo1
Hi all. I have a couple of little "projects" that I could use a plastic welder for. Been looking on eBay for some ideas. Anyone have any experience with plastic welding? Any advice out there?

Just found this old thread through the search function. Any other input from the inmates?
I have a Mini-Weld Model 5 airless plastic welding kit. http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/ure5500ht.html
I have used it only about 100 times to repair mostly snowmobile and ATV parts but they work great and can save you $100's over buying a new part. It works like a combination of a soldering iron and a glue gun. You are basically heating the existing plastic while forcing new plastic into the crack or void. You then can smooth the weld or just leave it the way it is. It really does work great and you can't really screw up too bad if you follow the directions provided.

You can also buy replacement rods and use a big flat blade on your soldering iron but you run the risk of total meltdown because of the high heat.
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