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Old 11-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if you guys already know about this or not, a search didn't turn anything up so I thought I'd share. I just made this video at the end of restoring all of my interior plastics, I hope you guys find it useful.


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Old 11-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks Justin - that is one I have never seen done before.
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Wow, how excellent is that? Really cool, thanks so much for posting this. Regarding the bracket you are looking for, Ranger once sent me a pdf on solvent welding. Pretty interesting and great results, too. It's too big to upload to the forum, but this link is somewhat similar:
Tech tip: Solvent welding plastics | Hemmings Blog: Classic and collectible cars and parts
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That's interesting. I have played with welding plastics as a repair using my soldering iron and zip ties as filler, but that never made a real nice finish. The chemical welding idea is great. I have a pretty good amount of super glue I will have to get off of there now but I also have a junkyard dash bezel from a 96 that I got with my haul of parts I can use as donor material for this process. Thanks for the heads up Bex, if this works out you may have opened up a whole new world for me!
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The article I got was a bit better than the link above, but if you google 'solvent welding' there's tons of info on this on the internet.
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Thanks for posting the video. That was a new one for me as well.

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Coolest thing I've seen all week!
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Looks like you have it solved. Here is a place when I was in business I ordered alot of product from. For interior and exterior plastic repair.

Urethane Supply Company - Plastic Repair and Plastic Welders



SEM color coat is what I found best to refinish interior parts.
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Awesome!!! had never seen that either. I wanted a dif outcome or else i would have done that!!!
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I just watched the video. Very cool is all I can say. Definitely the way to go if no repair is needed to parts.
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