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    plastic welds how or where

    can any body tell me how to weld a bumper on my car. what i need to do it or any one around brum that can to it for me. thanks
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    Ive never done it but i plastic weld pretty much daily. I have the tools but not the experience on car panels (I have to weld floorings together with plastic to make them water tight). I would have thought a decent bodyshop could do it though?
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    thanks mat my workers have the same tool as yours they use it to put contract non slip linos with it. but im trying to weld my bumber on my car. had a word with the body shop and they dont weld them them self but can do all the filler work for me. they told me to use a soldring iron but then they wont take any reponsibilty if the fille cracks.
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    The tool we use is the same as what bodyshops use. You just need different plastic rods
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG View Post
    The tool we use is the same as what bodyshops use. You just need different plastic rods
    if its the same then my problems are over. will have to try it out. need to go to my dads shop and borrow it and see if a can cut some plastic and use them as the welding rods.
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    depends what plastic the bumper is made out of to wether you can use a soldering iron or not, some plastics just burn and don't bond together, the plastic vxr bumpers/diffusers are made out of you can't weld with a soldering iron

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkersky View Post
    depends what plastic the bumper is made out of to wether you can use a soldering iron or not, some plastics just burn and don't bond together, the plastic vxr bumpers/diffusers are made out of you can't weld with a soldering iron
    looks like u was right. tested with a soldering iron and it just sizzled away on did not stik togetter. probley have to use fiber glass. or is ther any other option. its a zafira gsi bumper
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    This is what we use at work, excellent product if used properly. Not cheap though.

    http://www.lord.com/Products-And-Sol...roduct.xml/314

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    best man to ask is a member called Munkie, he is the man with the know-how.

    He works at a plastic fabricating company.

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    Munkie is here and reading,

    Basically I need to know what your bumper is made of, is it ABS or PC ABS?, you will see a stamp on the inside of the bumper some where.

    As for welding a solder iron will be no good, you need to heat the plastics with a nozzle and the correct rod that is the same material as the plastic you wish to weld.

    If your bumper is PC ABS or ABS PC cant remember the way it is then it can not be welded (well can but will not hold for long). If you are unsure you can send me a an image with the stamp.

    HTH

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