I'm hoping so. I think I'll give the plastic welding a shot first as it gives me yet another reason to buy a tool. I have other stuff to fix with it as well. What does your gun look like Teazer? All the ones I'm finding start around 60$ and go up from there.teazer said:That's a nasty crack. I found teh best way for that sort of extensive repair is to plastic weld it. I bough a cheap plastic welder which is like a small heat gun with very small nozzle and a compressed air supply. I use my air compressor and dial down the delivery pressure. Resin and glue work but not as well as welding. I had an FZR400 fairing missing most of one top "ear" and rebuilt it out of sections scavenged from a Kawasaki tail section that had sections with the same curvature, but that was quite an assembly job.
Yours should be weldable.
I may pick up some of it, looks very handy to have around. I've looked at it before but I'm going to try and weld/glue it up first.advCo said:I've had pretty good luck with plastic welding in the past.
For something that size, I'd be grabbing the G/flex (the West System stuff I used on the Van Van). Its well worth the buy in price and it has some good flex once fully cured, which is why I like it for plastics. It's designed to adhere to and repair plastics.
Thanks for that link, it was confirmation of what I was looking at HF for. I picked this up on the way home. Like you did, I'll just dial my compressor down to 4-5psi. I've got a Dremel with the right bits for running a V groove and a heat gun, etc. This hot air welder looks like fun. I have scrap abs but I picked up cheap abs rods at HF also.teazer said:like this one http://toolmonger.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/post-plasticwelder.jpg. Probably came from HF though I don't remember for sure. Now I look and see there are dozens of designs out there and HF has three choices all different to the one I have.