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platic weld satoshi..??

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by LBtaco, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Oct 31, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    LBtaco

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    edited and use this post...

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy-sell-trade/59540-plastic-weld-services.html

    just wondering if anyone would be interested having me hot air plastic weld to fill the holes when they cut out the center of the grill (no bondo or fiber glass).

    I usually do PC repair/programming but it's real slow lately.
    so anyways pm me or post any questions.

    1st pic is after welding and some sanding.. 2nd is finished (welded in plastic triangles too)with a grillcraft and rattlecan colormatched
    3rd show a closer look at the filled parts, sanded primered and semi gloss black.

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  2. Oct 31, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    How does it look on the truck?
     
  3. Oct 31, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    whats the charge for this to be done?
     
  4. Oct 31, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    heres one on the truck, with grill behind and it's final spot flush with the front.
    hmmm what to charge.. maybe $25-30? Group buy? lol


    btw, the silver is a little lighter (1st pic looks crooked cuz it wasnt fully mounted and it should have had black primer/sealer instead of gray) but im not a painter lol
    probly end up repainting it.

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    IMG_0460.jpg
     
  5. Oct 31, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    Ask visa or my wife. They both constantly remind me how much I've got left to spend.
    I wish I had know this a week ago and I would definitely be down for it. I've been sanding a bondoing for the last two weekend and it sucks!! I know it will be worth it in the end but I'm hating this satoshi right now.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    i know whom to call...
     
  7. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    really nice work man. i will keep u in mind when i get the time. probably around December/January
     
  8. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    I am right there with you. I have been sanding and doing bondo all day. It sucks but I should be done soon. I really like this idea. Doing the fiberglass and bondo sucks!
     
  9. Nov 1, 2009 at 11:59 PM
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    Grrrrr why couldn't you do this last week?!?!?!?!


    Now I'm left with a sticky mess and a shitty product. :p
     
  10. Nov 2, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    hehe take your time, let the paints /bondo set up. wait a day if you have too. then sand sand sand!!!!
    or take a pic and let's see what we can do.
    gl
     
  11. Nov 2, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    Well one side is perfect, the other....not so much. :laugh:


    It just needs some more work. I might end up cutting it out and redoing it!


    Then I might have you plastic weld it because that looks amazing! :D
     
  12. Nov 2, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    can you weld plastic bosses on the outside also that they can be drilled and tapped for threaded rod to hold the mesh grill in instead of trying to epoxy threaded rod onto the outside of the grille
     
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    Looks great but is this strong enough to hold? How long will the process take if I came to your location? Very interested. However I'd love a real clean job.
     
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    Wow that looks awesome. Too bad you're down in socal :(
     
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    yes it can be done, I thought about it while doing mine. not too sure what to use though(something made from ABS). I ended up using the epoxy/threaded rod method, but then just attached the grillcraft to the front.
    problem I thought about was its hard to attach something flat to something flat.. like a clip or cube on top of the grill material. I cant get the weld in that deep without melting the crap out of it I can try to jam up new material around the edges , but I dunno how strong it would be
     
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    how about something like this ?

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#8712k13/=4cehut
     
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    yeah it would be hard to get those pieces to stick I think. I would have to just weld around the edges of the cube. I'll try something like that next time I break out the welder. You could use ABS cement(it melts the plastic together) to stick them on, it could work. or ABS cement and weld around the edges...
     
  18. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    I do have a chrome one I think I will do the center parts, to have it ready for someone, for cheap. they can paint it to colormatch or black I suppose:p

    anyone interested? like $120 for a chromie with the center cut out and welded? I'll even try to weld some chunks of plastic so you can attach a grill from behind.
     
  19. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    so how did ya attach the grillcraft mesh? kinda space casing right now
     
  20. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    I ended up putting it on the front, like grillcraft says. but I do have threaded rods from when I did have it back there.

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