|04-05-2006, 09:36 AM||#1|
size dont matters...
Joined: Mar 2006
Some bodypanels of My CPI Hussar are broken. Now I try fix it.
Panels from ABS-plast. This material is impossible fix with epoxy or polyester.
First i heated cracks with soldering iron and "welded" together from both sides.
I thinked only welding its not enought hard -
drilled small holes around the welding and sew it up with wire.
In sewing time heated wire with soldering iron to go inside plastic.
After cooling I cutted welding smooth.
I think its hard enought.
Now its waiting filler, sandpaper and paint.
Mabe somebody advises better fixing solution?
oldmoped screwed with this post 04-05-2006 at 09:43 AM
|04-05-2006, 11:50 AM||#2|
Satellites not acquired
Joined: May 2004
What I've always done to repair cracked or broken ABS involved a dremel tool and a piece of ABS rod that will fit in it.
Oh, and I practiced on scrap plastic. If you have a cycle bone-yard around you should be able to get a piece or two to work with.
Looks like what you have done will work just fine though.
|04-05-2006, 08:45 PM||#3|
Despair & Repair Garage
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Near Dayton, Ohio USA
2001 HD XL1200S
1977 Vespa + 1985 Honda Elite
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|04-06-2006, 06:11 AM||#4|
I suck toes
Joined: Oct 2001
Location: Cornersville, TN
God, I miss my Spinwelder...
Seriously, the soldering iron method works well - Good Job, Oldmoped!
What you are lacking to make the joint strong is filler material. Plastic welding requires melting both sides of the joint and adding molten filler material so all three flow together. A soldering iron with a big tip (or a welding kit from Urethane Supply) will do the job well. The Urethane upply kit has filler rods for many different plastics and even a video to show you how to do the job. It looks like you got it figured out though!
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