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'Round The Campfire => General Technical => Topic started by: J6G1Z on March 18, 2014, 07:38:15 AM

Title: A Simple Plastic Welding Technique....
Post by: J6G1Z on March 18, 2014, 07:38:15 AM
This video was posted on the Yahoo Ascot Owners Group & I was impressed with the simplicity & usefullness of the procedure displayed. Check it out & see if it doesn't help you repair some broken plastic sometime.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7GRNvPSf7k

Good luck
J.
Title: Re: A Simple Plastic Welding Technique....
Post by: twerth on August 09, 2016, 01:06:26 PM
I just recently bought my first Ascot and stumbled onto this forum. I've got a couple of cracks in the tail, and this home remedy is perfect. Thanks for posting!!
Title: Re: A Simple Plastic Welding Technique....
Post by: Master on August 11, 2016, 04:23:11 PM
Best way to using stainless steel fine mesh in both sides with plastic.

(http://ascot500.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=225.0;attach=2580)
Title: Re: A Simple Plastic Welding Technique....
Post by: twerth on August 12, 2016, 05:35:55 AM
Best way to using stainless steel fine mesh in both sides with plastic.
Great idea. Where do you get the mesh? Lowes or Home Depot carry it?
Title: Re: A Simple Plastic Welding Technique....
Post by: Master on August 12, 2016, 02:23:38 PM
Have in my work place, from 0.010" to 0.250". After one-two years it is replaced.
If make two layers like I say it will very very solid, because one layer will pull, other push, but force is about 45 kG/mm2 for cross for stainless steel wire.
It is not a copper wire.
Title: Re: A Simple Plastic Welding Technique....
Post by: twerth on September 06, 2016, 09:13:08 AM
I took a shot at welding up the cracks in my tail plastic over the weekend. It was easy and appears to have created very solid repairs. Time will tell. Wish I'd taken some progress pictures. I'll try to get some shots of the finished product and post 'em up here.

One thing the guy in the video didn't do that I think is important is to remove the paint prior to welding. I think the paint would get melted into the weld joint and potentially weaken it. Just my two cents.
Title: Re: A Simple Plastic Welding Technique....
Post by: GilbertBar on January 17, 2018, 10:23:22 AM
Twerth, good point about removing the paint. That's what I always do as well. I wish you took some pics too, would have been nice to see exactly how it looked it.