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  • Automotive Plastic Welding Repair

    Mea Culpa... I remember a texturing pad for vinyl when I was shopping for a plastic welder, oh, 25 years ago. I'm probably a victim of brain rot 'cause I went looking for interior panel texturing "stuff", but only found the texture paper for liquid type vinyl upholstery repair kits. (dog gon it!) I got a DIY idea while thinking, though. If one were to use a hard rubber roller to roll some etch resistant paint onto an interior panel flat area. Then use a clean copper or brass piece of 1"- 1 1/2" dia. bar stock rolled over the freshly painted panel to create the texture of the panel onto the roller. Then etch said roller in ferric chloride (PC board etch solution) to desired texture depth and cut to length (roller width), clean the paint off of the roller and mou...

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    Mea Culpa... I remember a texturing pad for vinyl when I was shopping for a plastic welder, oh, 25 years ago. I'm probably a victim of brain rot 'cause I went looking for interior panel texturing "stuff", but only found the texture paper for liquid type vinyl upholstery repair kits. (dog gon it!) I got a DIY idea while thinking, though. If one were to use a hard rubber roller to roll some etch resistant paint onto an interior panel flat area. Then use a clean copper or brass piece of 1"- 1 1/2" dia. bar stock rolled over the freshly painted panel to create the texture of the panel onto the roller. Then etch said roller in ferric chloride (PC board etch solution) to desired texture depth and cut to length (roller width), clean the paint off of the roller and mount in a wooden frame handle. Soften the repaired, rear supported panel with hot air and apply pressure with the etched roller in a controlled rolling motion to put that texture onto the softened plastic. I wish I could find the product I mentioned and my memory were better. I sincerely apologize, folks.

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  • Automotive Plastic Welding Repair

    For all the detractors, come of the contentions are accurate. Never the less, the panel is repaired and is not a structural component. I have repaired my 4 wheeler fender in a similar manner with great results. HINT: got a broken garbage can? Cut strips from it to make GREAT plastic filler rod that often matches the plastic chemistry and color. Also, somewhere they sell "texture" pads that mimic the dress texture of original interior panels. Simply use an iron to "melt" texture into the dress side of repaired interior panels.

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  • KB5RXZ commented on wordsnwood's instructable Epoxy -vs- Tshirt = Artwork11 months ago
    Epoxy -vs- Tshirt = Artwork

    Anyone remember decoupage?

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