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Plastic Welding

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by my coconut, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Feb 3, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    my coconut

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    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.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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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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