I need to do a repair on an ABS garage door. I found some info on the
Net explaining that ABS plastic could be dissolved in cellulose
thinners to produce a paste for building up broken parts. Problem is
how can I tell if a potentially suitable plastic item for dissolving
is actually made of ABS. Is there some king of identifying test I can
You would probably be better off looking for a repair kit for the ABS
door. Maybe the manufacturer could recommend one. Commercial ABS
materials are normally not pure polymer but contain a variety of
fillers and other chemicals, so in my opinion, it would be hit or miss.
Thanks Frank, I understand your point but I was looking for the easy
option. I ended up dissolving a couple of dozen floppy disk outer
casings in Acetone, then applying the resulting paste in combination
with glass fibre matting. It worked out fine.
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