Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Plastic welding
Hot air welding of plastics is very common industry. It uses a hot air jet and "filler" rod. The Harbor Freight one posted is a pretty inexpensive way to get started. You do need to get the proper filler though, ABS, PVC, etc, depending on the base plastic. Most BMW parts have the plastic type identified in a molding mark.
Warning: It takes a little practice to get a good weld, so if you decide to try it, try to find some scrap of the type you need to use at a plastics fabricator to practice on.
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