Join Date: Oct 2006
If you have a soldering iron and some patience you can weld plastic to some extent. You have to carefully get the two sides warmed up and then slowly melt the two sides into each other, all the time dragging material from the good section to help fill in the cracks.....it takes time and practice, but can be done. You need the flat tip like a flathead screwdriver and also a flat disc shaped attachment for you iron. The flat disc shape is used to gently smooth the semi finished product to make it more pleasing to the eye. Do the repair on the inside first then very carefully do a similar but not as agressive job on the outside of the material. I have done it with some success with fairings and side panels but never a gas can or gas tank.....getting it to be water or worse yet gas tight is extremely difficult.