DIY Plastic Welding Videos

Posted: October 14, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Plastic welding of materials like HDPE or ABS is probably one of the most useful skills for the home hobbyist interested in working with plastics. It seems to be easy and usually free as you can make your own weld rod out of other plastic lying around allowing you to repair damaged items.

A popular technique is to extract some plastic needed for your repair from another part of your item. For example, if you need to repair some molding on your boat, you might be able to cut away some of that plastic hidden under a seat where it won’t be missed. If only a little plastic is needed for a small repair you can make some shavings off of a place where no one will notice. We’re not plastic welding experts, we don’t do it ourselves, but we’ve found a couple videos from Youtubers who seem to know what they’re doing. Of course, this comes with the disclaimer that we do not endorse any of the techniques shown within!




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