Plastic repair

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Plastic repair

Postby malleestump » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:35 pm

I noticed my fish finder transducer was Broken at the mounting bracket today.ive never had any luck with so called plastic glue repair kits.I did a bit of research on the net and I decided to weld the joint together using my electric soldering iron.After 10 minutes I'd welded the two parts together and it seems quite ridged again.If you need more plastic to build up the weld then use a black Lego block.


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Re: Plastic repair

Postby Nude up » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:15 pm

More than one way to skin a cat good thinking hope it holds for you

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Re: Plastic repair

Postby denis barden » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:04 am

Luv your repair.
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Re: Plastic repair

Postby barra mick » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:32 am

Nice job

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Re: Plastic repair

Postby drew 2 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:53 pm

Ya still got it gus :thumbsup:

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Re: Plastic repair

Postby davek » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:08 pm

Good job young Gus, :a_goodjob: cheers davo
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Re: Plastic repair

Postby Lightningx » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:20 pm

Nice work mate :thumbsup:

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Re: Plastic repair

Postby malleestump » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:38 pm

Thanks guys .i had another thought today and decided to strengthen the melted joint with some electrical copper wire .Only bloke in the world who couldn't put a hand on a Lego block when required.Took the cap of a empty turps bottle and cut some strips to melt the copper over and around the join.Wont know until I float the old bugger one day how good a job I've done.

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Re: Plastic repair

Postby cahoona » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:45 am

let us know if it works great idea

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Re: Plastic repair

Postby 4liters » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:36 am

From talking to the plastic welder who did some work on my yak, you need to be careful that the plastic you are joining is the same type or it won't mix properly and the join will be weak
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