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Old 02-03-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Plastic Welding

Recently i hit a deer and cracked my front bumper cover. i have access to a plastic welder at my work. There is about 6 different kinds of rod for it.
Does anyone know what kind of plastic the bumper is made of. I do know that it is thermo injection molded. But im not sure which rod to use.
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Hmm.. never knew there was such a thing. I just would have used 2 part plastic epoxy.
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Usually auto body parts are made of ABS plastic. Search the back side of the part you want to weld and there should be some type of code. Like HDPE= High Density Polyethlyne...

You must use the same type of rod as the parent material or it wont work (or so ive heard).

I have personally welded ATV body parts and plastic boats (All made of HDPE) and the weld is just as strong as the parent material.

It really WORKS!!
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