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Postby wadsworthj » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:24 am

Can anyone please tell me which is the easiest way to put welding onto plastic tanks. at 80 yrs old I cannot be bothered with miliput. American products not included.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:28 am

wadsworthj wrote:Can anyone please tell me which is the easiest way to put welding onto plastic tanks. at 80 yrs old I cannot be bothered with miliput. American products not included.
Cheers.
John W.

Get someone else to do it. . . .
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:29 am

Wine bottle cork
hole thru centre for heat insulation
fit small all-metal jewelers screwdriver into hole
burner such as brulee burner used in cooking, butane burner for soldering etc etc
Heat end of driver
gradual and progressive light touch in the required area.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:29 am

I'm sure I once read someone used a small heated screwdriver :thumbup:

Edit. There ya go, what Herman said lol.

Well done Herman :clap:

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Postby jarndice » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:35 am

Hi John, Herman is the man.
Go Herman. :haha:
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:48 am

Vallejo Plastic Putty, Wads. It's easier than Milliput. Cut the nozzle to the size of 'weld' you need, and use the end of blunted electrical screwdriver, or similar, to form the pattern. It works a bit like bathroom and window frame sealant. :thumbup:
My eyes and hands are not the precision instruments they used to be, but I still found this easy to use. Just read the directions though..
I bought my tube from Amazon UK, by the way but it's £3.99 on Ebay..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vallejo-Plast ... Sw3ZtaO-NF
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Postby wadsworthj » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:54 pm

Hi All.
Thanks for the advice, I have ordered a tube of plastic putty
to paly around with ,on some spare sheeting.
so here goes.
Thanks and cheers John W.

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Postby Burger_Patrol1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:50 am

Hi John W.
Here is a link on how I make weld seams.....have a look...

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=21744&start=40

If this is to much work for ya, I used to use a wood burning knife from a craft store and just shaped the end to where it looks good. The problem
with using a burn method is if you make a mistake your kind of stuck. 8O

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywo ... nbqgwkmt_e

Hope this helps...have a good one....good luck sir :thumbup:
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Postby Marc780 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:08 am

On youtube i have seen them glue a thin length of styrene rod onto the area and then make small cuts with an x-acto blade - looks very scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmtzsfW1hlM

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Postby Sub » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:40 pm

Hi.
Mr W.

You can buy weld seams from Archer products at different widths you just prime the hull part etc then rub them on where required..no messing about job done..then paint over to fix permanently.
Archer transferes surface details with excellent results i use them a lot quite surprised no one else seems to know about them.
They are widely available in the UK.
Hope its of use

http://www.archertransfers.com

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Postby jarndice » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:04 pm

Peddinghaus do Checkerplate decals and of course "Aber" sell Checkerplate PE,
I confess I have never been tempted to try either.
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Postby BarryC » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:21 pm

I intend to use the Archer Welds on my Abrams......however they are not "rub on" they are printed on clear deal film. They are applied like any other water slide decal.

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Postby Sub » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:38 pm

Hi Barry C.
You are quite correct they are waterslide thats what i intended to write but some how didnt...we will put that down to a brain glitch...still excellent and no one mentioned them till i did...ah well .
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