Posted by rankrank1 on May 11, 2013 at 17:10:48 from (22.214.171.124):
In Reply to: Plastic repair posted by 504-1 on May 11, 2013 at 16:58:46:
While they do make dedicated plastic welders, I simply use a pen style soldering iron to repair all my plastics. Some Irons may get too hot but the one I have is temp controlled for the perfect temp. You want the iron to melt the plastic so it flows but not so hot that it turns to black carbon.
Tip 1: Once you use an iron tip for plastic repair; Do NOT ever try to solder with it again. I do not care how much you clean it you can never get the residual plastic oils off of it to solder with it again. That tip is now a dedicated plastic melter.
Tip 2: I use slivers of plastic cut from either black poly drain tile or even from clear plastic milk jugs as my improvised filler rods. I mostly use the drain tile though for filler.
Tip 3: Do NOT breath the fumes. Melting plastic is a known carcenigen.
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