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Thermoset

Thermoplastic

Flexible bumper covers (esp. on domestics, filler panels, rocker panel covers, snowmobile cowls.

Method A w/ urethane rod (5003R1) or Method C w/ Uni-Weld FiberFlex

Don’t melt base material! Melt rod into v-groove like a hot melt glue.

Rigid body panels, fenders, hoods, deck lids, header panels, spoilers.

Method E - Two-part epoxy repair with fiberglass rein- forcement

Use backing plate over holes, layer in fiberglass cloth for extra strength.

gas tanks, kayaks, canoes, trash cans, use is declining

Method C with polyethylene rod (5003R4), (5004)

Applying filler or painting is impossible. Browns when heated

Instrument panels, grilles, trim moldings, consoles, armrest sup- ports, street bike fairings, canoes, aircraft wing tips and interiors.

Method B w/ ABS rod (5003R3), or Methods D, E, F, or G.

PlastiFix is an optimal repair method. Weld repairs may be backed with epoxy for extra strength.

Packaging material, insulation, food containers, light switch plates

Method E - Two-part epoxy repair.

Very sensitive to solvents and high heat.

Radiator tanks, head lamp bezels, exterior trim parts, mirrors, plastic engine parts.

Method B or D w/ nylon rod (5003R6)

Preheat plastic with heat gun before welding, mix completely with base mat’l.

Door skins (Saturn), instrument panels, street bike fairings.

Method B or D w/ polycarbon- ate rod (5003R7) or Methods E, F, or G adhesive repairs.

Preheat plastic with heat gun before welding with Method B.

Bumper covers (84-95 Ford Taurus, Aerostar, some M-B and Hyundai).

Method B or D w/ polycarbon- ate rod (5003R7) , Method E or G.

Preheat plastic with heat gun before welding with Method B.

Overflow tanks, inner fender panels, ATV fenders, RV water storage tanks, gas tanks, kayaks canoes, picnic tables, lumber

Method B or D with high density polyethylene rod (5003R12)

Applying filler or painting is impossible.

Overflow tanks, inner fender panels, ATV fenders, RV water storage tanks, gas tanks, kayaks, canoes, trash cans Bumper covers (usually blended w/ EPDM), inner fenders, radiator shrouds, gas tanks, battery cases, pallets

Method B or D with polyethyl- ene rod (5003R4)

Applying filler or painting is impossible.

Method C with Uni-Weld FiberFlex (5003R10) or Method B or D w/ PP rod.

Use 1060FP Filler Prep before applying two-part epoxy filler.

Fenders (Saturn & GM), exterior trim.

Method B or D with nylon rod (5003R6) or Methods E, F, or G adhesive repairs.

Preheat plastic with heat gun before welding with Method B.

Pipe, siding, window frames, decking, gutters, speed bumps

Method B or D with (5003R9) PVC welding rod

Bumper covers, filler panels, underhood parts.

Method C with Uni-Weld FiberFlex (5003R10)

Use 1060FP Filler Prep before applying two-part epoxy filler.

Bumper covers, air dams, grilles, interior parts, instrument panels, snowmobile cowls.

Method C with Uni-Weld FiberFlex (5003R10) or Method B or D w/ PP or TPO rod.

Use 1060FP Filler Prep before applying two-part epoxy filler.

Bumper covers, soft filler panels, gravel deflectors, rocker panel covers.

Method B or D w/ urethane rod (5003R1) or Method C w/ Uni-Weld FiberFlex (R10)

Soda bottles, various yarn fibers, headliners, fuse boxes, door panels

Method B or D w/ slivers cut from scrap.

Can’t make as strong as original part; manufactured in crisscrossed layers and can’t be duplicated

REPAIR STEP

1

identify plastic & determine repair method

800.633.3047

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The easiest way to identify the type of plastic you’re working with is to look for the plastic ID symbol on the backside of the part. Simply match the symbol on the part with the table below and look at the suggested repair method, listed in order of preference. See the next page for tips when you can’t find the plastic ID symbol.

PUR, RIM, RRIM Thermoset Polyure- thane

Usually flexible, may be yellow or gray, bubbles & smokes when melted.

SMC, UP, FRP Fiberglass

Rigid, polyester matrix reinforced with glass fibers, sands finely.

XPE, XLPE, PE-Xb, PEX, Crosslinked Polyethylene

Semi-flexible, usually semi-translucent, waxy or greasy feel, softens when heated but does not melt.

ABS Acrylonitrile Butadi- ene Styrene

Rigid, often white but may be molded in any color, sands finely.

PS Polystyrene (Styrofoam)

Semi-flexible, usually expanded into foam

PA Polyamide (Nylon)

Semi-rigid or rigid, sands finely.

PC + ABS Pulse (Polycarbon-

Rigid, sands finely, usu- ally dark in color.

ate & ABS)

PC + PBT

Very rigid, sands finely,

Xenoy (Polycarbon- usually dark in color. ate blend)

HDPE Polyethylene

Semi-flexible, melts & smears when grinding, usually semi-translucent, waxy or greasy feel.

PE/LDPE Polyethylene

Semi-flexible, melts & smears when grinding, usually semi-translucent, waxy or greasy feel.

PP Polypropylene

Semi-flexible, melts & smears when grinding, waxy or greasy feel, usu- ally a bit stiffer than PEs.

PPO + PA Noryl GTX (Nylon blend)

Semi-rigid, sands finely, usually off-white in color.

PVC Polyvinyl chloride

Rigid, sands finely. Usu- ally white or gray but can be made any color

TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer

Semi-flexible, usually black or gray, melts & smears when grinding.

TPO, TEO, PP/EPDM, TSOP Thermoplastic Olefin

Semi-flexible, usually black or gray, melts & smears when grinding.

TPU, TPUR Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Flexible, sands finely.

PETE, PET Polyethylene Terephthalate

Flexible, strong

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How to Identify

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