Fixing a Broken Plastic Part

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My vacuum cleaner fell down the other day and one of its plastic parts broke off. after trying to glue it back with no success i decided to do it the hard way and use my soldering iron and some nails. IT WORKED :)

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Step 1: Parts and Tools

soldering iron
cutter
pliers
tape
and 2 nails

Step 2: Connect

i used the tape to secure the two parts together. then cut and bended the nails to fit the connection.

Step 3: Soldering the Nail to Place

BE PATIENT- the tricky part here is to not use force to get the nail in the plastic, you have to wait for the nail to get hot enough and burn its way down to place.

Step 4: You're Done

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    jigsaw1

    3 years ago

    I can't remember how many times I could have used this tip

    thanks

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    JohnL102

    3 years ago

    muy buena idea, Saludos.

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    EbenezerGrinch

    3 years ago

    Great idea and nice instructable! I have a similar part to fix and will definitely be trying this. One possible improvement might be to add a layer of epoxy over the area that has the nail burned in.

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    IdoM1EbenezerGrinch

    Reply 3 years ago

    good idea, I was satisfied with covering the nail with the access plastic.