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    IDEA for your home, with your own hands! The secret of liquid plastic!


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    what's the hardener for?

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    The composition of brittle plastics includes epoxy resin

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    Okay, I have several questions.

    How long can you store the initial mixture before you add the hardener and still retain the fluidity of the mix? Do you need to mix it fresh for each job, or can you save some if you keep it in a jar with a tight lid?

    What kinds of plastics are recommended for this process?

    How stable is the plastic in the end, compared to the plastic before you chopped it up and made the mixture?

    Is it better than melting down certain plastics and working with them in semi-liquid form at temperature?

    I like this method, but I want to know more about it, so if there is somehwere I can read about it, I'd love a link.

    Thank you!

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    Yes, it was a broken bucket. You can also use Plexiglass and polycarbonate, anything that can dissolve xylene. A thin layer dries in a few minutes, a thick layer from several hours to a day, depending on the temperature. ABS plastic and polyethylene, as well as PET, do not dissolve. Stored in a closed jar, without hardener, for more than three months , more has not yet been checked. After drying, it adheres well to hard surfaces, and takes its original appearance.

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    Thanks Kovanca Polock! We've added your Plastic Coating to our Miscellaneous category,
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    Congratulations Kovanca Polock - your Plastic Coating is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    This is a very useful technique, and it goes well with some of the other methods you've been posting regarding plating, galvanizing, metal putty, and plastic injection molding.

    Some more nice picks from this week:

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    Kovanca Polock - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. You'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    More importantly - this is your 3rd Homemade Tool of the Week win! You join these other 3-Time Homemade Tool of the Week winners: rgsparber, rossbotics, mr95gst, Paul Jones, Christophe Mineau, Captainleeward, immortalx, scorch, Brendon, Frank S, morsa, mklotz, Vyacheslav.Nevolya, brianhw, kess, LMMasterMariner, jjr2001, Tuomas, olderdan, tonyfoale, bobs409, Mikhandmaker, thehomeengineer, old_toolmaker, celsoari, Bellevue Woodshop, Stevohdee, warsztatOdZera, Kwandotechnic, Mark Presling, Crusty.

    You'll notice the 3-Time Homemade Tool of the Week award trophy graphic in your postbit beneath your avatar.




    Here are all of your Homemade Tool of the Week winning tools. Nice work



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    I've been using Acrylic plastic dissolved in Acetone for years to repair compatible objects. Switches, car dashboard parts, tool handles etc.
    Xylene is on a restricted list here so not available to the public,(part of the communist lockdown and privations of todays world),but paint thinners containing Xylene are available. Very useful for thinning 'Shoe Goo' which gives a soft handle.

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