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Old 01-24-2020, 08:51 PM   #1
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Anyone recommend a epoxy or glue to repair a plastic gas tank? Thanks
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:17 PM   #2
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I believe JB makes an epoxy for plastics.
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Old 01-25-2020, 07:38 AM   #3
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I havent had good lock repairing plastic gas tanks with epoxy. The parts houses such as Napa and others have products but for me they didn't last. I have, however, had good results with using donor plastic and a good soldering iron and welding the plastic. Take your time and mix the molten plastic well, especially at the edges, and you can make a nice weld that is strong.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:47 AM   #4
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I have had good luck doing what eagle recommended. On a chain saw it was either weld the plastic or throw the chain saw out as the tank was part of the frame.
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:18 AM   #5
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Do y’all use a soldering iron that you heat over a fire or a electric one.
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:40 AM   #6
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electric one with a heating tip about as big around as your index finger.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:03 PM   #7
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Harbor Freight has an inexpensive plastic welder. It is like a soldering iron, but has a nice wide foot. I have had a lot of success with mine.

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