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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:25 pm 
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wtf i am trying to locate a place were they sell any kind of plastic welding equipment or products to no sucess i hace tryed places like mitre 10 to a engeering place and other places no luck any suggestions????

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:55 pm 
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Mate bunnings , mitre 10, any hardware, they all sell various size soldering irons and heat guns, thats all most blokes use
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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:56 pm 
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maybe ask someone like the touch up guys where thay get their stuff from
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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:57 pm 
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Lol, 80W soldering iron and some scrap plastic!

If you're after "proper" plastic welding gear, maybe d**k smiths or tandy??

www.dse.com.au

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:56 pm 
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i use a $25 80W soldering iron straight from bunnings, i also suggest a respirator of some type,

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:05 pm 
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can get proper plastic welding gear from a place called plastral fidene in sydney they distribute Leister gear thats the most popular brand of plastic welding stuff, i weld plastic for work amonst other things, downside is a decent welder will set you back around $300-500 pretty pricey for the odd touch up,you could try Ebay.
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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:07 pm 
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you could try the rite place is were panel shops get there supply's from some of ther suppliers of after market clips and other things from , thats were i get my stuff from :P as we do ALL our own plastic repairs and others things aswell . . . . .

 

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bog and sandpaper

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:15 pm 
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yeah that bog and sand paper is plan b and c i was contemplating fibreglass cause you can purchase kits from big w and autobarn etc.

just fyi i am getting a front bar of a ef tomorrow from the wreckers for roughly 60 ish dollars and it is cracked near the headlight.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:18 pm 
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just get a cheapo soldering iron, use that to weld the edges together, and then bog+sandpaper it

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:38 pm 
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Just use soldering iron, and the same material as filler, Like a bit of broken front bar, as it must be the same type of plastic, be patient and take your time, don't use bog, as it will crack due to different rates of expansion, I have taught myself, and have done some repairs to old dash boards and grills, once youare done sand it and if need be go again with the solder iron till you are happy...


Don't worry about the time it may take for the first one as you are also learning a new skill, may be practice on another stuffed bar....
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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:15 pm 
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JOSE wrote:
just get a cheapo soldering iron, use that to weld the edges together, and then bog+sandpaper it


thats what i did when i modded my airbox. Its very stong and still together after 2000kms 8-)

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:24 pm 
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same here, most of the custom work on my front bar was done this way as well

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:29 pm 
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hey hey hey i started the plastic welding thing and yeah got a old ef front reo that was cracked in a few places and yeah i also got some similair plastic from the ef and i started i f**k it up the first few times but i have since learnt my own way of doing it and yeah she is pretty solid ( i know this cause silly ole me dropped the f**k thing) and yeah probably can close this topic post whatever cause i have gotten what i need from you duded cheers froudey

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:52 pm 
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Prob no need to close it, may be others with follow up questions... perhaps looking to tap into the knowledge gained in your new skill, froudey :)

 

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