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Old 11-26-2019, 01:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Harbor Fright sells a plastic welding kit that is pretty cheap and might work. I've heard that it works halfway decent.
I have it and can't weld at all. Says more about me than the product probably. My original intention was to buy broken kayaks and fix them. Ended up finding a guy that could fix them and gave him an extra broken boat in exchange for his repair skills.

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Old 11-26-2019, 11:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I could always heat stainless steel mesh and press it in to the lastic.

I will have alook at the cement. (We do not have harbor freight over here, bauhaus is probably the most known place).
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But most of all it would be a good learning experience. Add something to the skill set.
If that's the goal, consider modeling it in 3D and printing a replacement. What are the gross dimensions?
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have already acquired that skillset

But the part is too big (rear mudguard) and the filament i have is not flexible enough so i would need to design flexibility using geometry. I doubt that would turn out any good without a lot of trials.
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I just did some plastic welding to put my car back on the road. I do not know what Istanbul has, but hopefully it is better than the $75 Harbor Freight plastic welder?

I do not care how much skill you have, my welder stopped blowing hot air. A plastic welder like a soldering iron (or just a soldering iron) would work, but melting it onto stainless steel mesh is supposedly the correct method, laying down another layer of plastic on top.

My bumper is polypropylene and I found a cheap plastic folder to use for material, but it depends on what the material is.
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I have it and can't weld at all. Says more about me than the product probably. My original intention was to buy broken kayaks and fix them. Ended up finding a guy that could fix them and gave him an extra broken boat in exchange for his repair skills.
Yeah, I heard about the plastic welder from some of the sportbike forums that I used to frequent (nice CBR BTW! ) but sportbike plastics are pretty thin, so plastic welding track day plastics works well (from what I hear).

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