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post #1 of 3 Old Aug 18th, 2013, 9:36 pm Thread Starter
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Anyone have some trashed tupperware lying around? I am looking for scrap tupperware (a small piece 2' x2' or so, or whatever) in order to learn and actually repair the broken tabs and other annoying plastic cracks on my LT. I'll plan to use the scrap to practice on and eventually cut out plastic tabs, cut out backing plates for reinforcement, and possibly use it as a welding rod when cut to the right size.

The welding manual states that the plastic of the piece to be repaired should be the same type as the plastic used to repair it. I don't know that much about plastic materials, but tupperware scrap plastic welded to the broken tupperware part should be OK.

I also did a search on the forum concerning the type of plastic that the tupperware is made from. I noticed that PBT PC, SMC, ABS, PC PP, and PC ABS plastics were all mentioned as possible materials used in the LT. When I take off the tupperware I'll check out the ID stamp on the back and see if I can figure out what type of plastic it is - hopefully. (anyone know for sure?)

Send me a private message if you have a scrap piece to send me. I'll pay for shipping and handling and whatever you deem fair. Thanks.

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Re: Tupperware Trash

Hey Cap'n,

Go to TAP Plastics or a similar place and get a piece of ABS in the proper thickness. ABS solvent weld works pretty good for making repairs.

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Re: Tupperware Trash

I've found black cable ties to be suitable filler material and easy to work with when fixing broken tabs or even cracks.

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