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    Plastic welding RRC tank?

    Well its been a while, Bonnie's spat at best a torque convertor, maybe more and Clyde has been sitting stationary for around 10 years and is in dire need of some attention.
    Apart from a couple of house moves over the last few years he has managed to move between them under his own steam.
    However, with Bonnie temporarily crippled Clyde is being resurrected as my main mode of transport but has a few issues.

    Filled him up the other day only to find fuel spurting out the neck of the tank right at the tip of the filler hose of course I can't slide the hose down enough to cover it...

    Packed the split with aluminium fridgy tape and a hose clamp to seal it which seems to be working but would prefer to repair over replacing, does anyone know if these tanks can be welded?

    Cheers

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    clean it dry it and then using the plastic from an oil bottle use a soldering iron to fuse the plastics together, cover in 2 part araldite to give it some protection and support.
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    +1 what BN said.
    Cable ties make good plastic welding rods as well IME.
    Make sure you get the iron as hot as possible.
    I bought a high wattage iron especially for plastic repairs on mc fenders and side covers
    Check out YouTube as well.
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    Last time I had to weld plastic I used a hot air gun designed for plastic welding, mind you this was at work so I wasn't paying.

    Something like this Plastic Welder Hot Air Gun Torch Welding Heat Gun Handhold Rod Tool 1600W | eBay

    You can buy the filler rods to match the material of the tank.

    Expensive for a one off so maybe the soldering iron approach is the solution.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LOVEMYRANGIE View Post
    Well its been a while, Bonnie's spat at best a torque convertor, maybe more and Clyde has been sitting stationary for around 10 years and is in dire need of some attention.
    Apart from a couple of house moves over the last few years he has managed to move between them under his own steam.
    However, with Bonnie temporarily crippled Clyde is being resurrected as my main mode of transport but has a few issues.

    Filled him up the other day only to find fuel spurting out the neck of the tank right at the tip of the filler hose of course I can't slide the hose down enough to cover it...

    Packed the split with aluminium fridgy tape and a hose clamp to seal it which seems to be working but would prefer to repair over replacing, does anyone know if these tanks can be welded?

    Cheers

    Andrew.

    Andrew. If the repair doesn't work - in the next month or so I will be pulling the plastic tank from my 91 to replace it with the Long Ranger tank from my retired D1. I will be chucking the old tank, so if you want it for free (plus the price of shipping) let me know. Simon

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    A simple way to ensure you are using the appropriate filler material when plastic welding is to use a shaving from the tank itself, e.g. from around the end of the neck or the flash from a seam.
    The hot air guns appear to have come down in price considerably since I last looked- would be a worthwhile investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POD View Post
    A simple way to ensure you are using the appropriate filler material when plastic welding is to use a shaving from the tank itself, e.g. from around the end of the neck or the flash from a seam.
    The hot air guns appear to have come down in price considerably since I last looked- would be a worthwhile investment.
    Yep they're cheap, I bought one not that long ago and I'd normally have a crack at it myself but being its fuel I want it to be done properly.

    I want to repair mainly as I'm trying to reduce my habit of getting a new one and hanging on to the old one "just in case"

    Clyde will be a full restoration one day so want to keep as much of the original items he was built with as possible.

    Bonnie - MY03 D2a TD5 Auto (One Bourbon)
    Clyde - MY93 RRC 3.9 Classic (One Scotch)
    Arfa - S2a 109" custom trailer (One Beer)
    Earl - The "Duc" 2009 Ducati Sport Classic (chuck in a Lambrusco)

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