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Plastic Repair Using Polyvance's ATV PRO
All-Terrain Vehicles such as this one are notorious for broken and torn plastic pieces. Rather than spending a fortune on a new plastic part, damage such as this can be easily repaired at home using Polyvance's ATV PRO plastic welder.
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The ATV PRO kit contains:
Note: This is a list of the Polyvance products that can be used to make this repair. This list does not include sanders, grinders, or other common tools you will need. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call technical support at 800-633-3047.
All-Terrain Vehicles such as this one are notorious for broken and torn plastic pieces. Rather than spending a fortune on a brand new plastic part, damage such as this can be easily repaired at home using Polyvance's ATV PRO plastic welder.
Begin by cleaning the repair area with 1001 Eco-Prep plastic cleaner. On the backside, tack the tear in several areas using the hot tip of your welder. Apply Polyvance's 6485 aluminum tape to the frontside of the damage, so no plastic melts through the cracks. Cut squares of stainless steel reinforcing mesh -- included in your kit -- using durable scissors or snips. Melt the pieces of mesh into the crack until the majority of the damage has been reinforced.
Feed the welding rod through the tip of the welder, and then use the tip to smooth the weld. Here, we are using polyethylene, but the kit can be purchased with polypropylene as well. Once the backside of the weld has cooled, remove the aluminum tape from the front. Melt a "V" along the length of the crack using the side of your welding tip, then repeat the process of applying and smoothing the plastic welding rod until the crack has been completely filled.
Due to the chemical makeup of polyethylene, refinish work is out of the question for this repair. However, as you can see, we were still able to create a quality structural repair using tools and supplies from Polyvance.