How to Repair Plastic

March 10, 2009 at 10:20 pm

In our everyday life, we use so many articles made of plastic that it may seem surprising not to know how to fix things made of it. However, it’s common for most of us to throw things made of plastic and purchase new ones instead of repairing them. Though repairing plastic may seem a daunting task, it’s not that hard if you do it the right way. The first step to repair things made of plastic is to identify the type you are dealing with. In case of some expensive items like vehicles, you will need a particular type of cement to bond the broken parts together. For repairing functional plastics where the appearance of the item doesn’t matter, you can make use of liquid-powder mixes that solidify gradually, thereby allowing you to shape it suitably. To fix items that have a malleable polymer as their constituent, you can shape [...]