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you cant use #1 because it turns brittle if it get to melting point due to plasticizers coming out. You can use hdpe #2 like milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, kitty litter bucket. chop into small pieces and melt in the oven around 350. You can push it into a mold. The least solid you will get it is like chewing gum. Search hdpe recycling on youtube.
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ok i want to melt plastic soda bottles to create a rug or door mat my concern is that
i can't the plastic flat enough to suit my needs can it be molded with a wooden rolling pin .. i want to add color during the melting process for better control. any suggestions. or can i add fiber during the melting process as part if the creative process...suggestions please
can someone help me on how to plastic coat my bird wire mesh with garbage plastic how best can i do this and what ingredients do i need to add to the molten plastic
You might try this unless you just have some plastic laying around that you're trying to repurpose. Different sizes available, easy to use.
ABS is another type of plastic. You won't really be making it, just reshaping it. LEGO bricks are made from ABS. Many 3D printers use ABS as their source material.
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Posted:Feb 10, 2009
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