Good stuff for mending/replacing broken parts

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  1. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    This is excellent for making replacement broken bits

    http://www.tomps.com/shop/polymorph-thermoplastic-100g-p-206.html


    Polymorph Thermoplastic 100g [Polymorph-1] £1.72
    Polymorph Thermoplastic Granules. A fantastic invention, a miriad of uses. Able to make impressions of non undercut relief shapes to make basic self supporting moulds as well as to be used in Push Moulds or indeed manually shaped by hands. Simply drop into very hot water, over 65 clesius, allow to melt (the granules will become clear) and remove. Use caution when handling right out of the water, the product can scald you when this hot. However it stays supple for a while and soon becomes handleable.
    Once made into the desired object simply allow to cool. The plastic will return white and can be used for its intended purpose. Ploymorph is strong (a tensile strength of 580kg/m!), not at all brittle and can be carved, sanded, machined.......however this product is known under several brand names such as ODO HMP and Jet-Set.
    We have customers that have used this product in the following areas:
    <LI class=main>Mini Moulds for casting RTV Silicone in minutes! <LI class=main>Handled caps for screw to bottles and jars for easy opening <LI class=main>Prototyping & Engineering Components <LI class=main>Mounts for RC motor drives and gearboxes <LI class=main>Modeling Animals and General Creativity <LI class=main>Fishing Tackle Rig & Fly Ties <LI class=main>Fast Set Adhesive <LI class=main>Replacement RC Model Parts <LI class=main>Remake Injection Moulded Parts <LI class=main>Repair for Tools & Handles that have broken Wrist and Thumb Supports


    Peter
     
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    Yes brilliant stuff, first bought some from QVC about ten years ago, forgotten the amount of things I’ve used it for and repaired things for other people, well worth keeping on board, just don’t melt it in her best saucepan.
     
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    This sounds good, would I be able to mould it onto a wheel arch like plastic padding or is that going a bit too far? if I can would I be able to pay and get it mail order from Johns Cross on line shop?
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    I used it recently to remodel two nylon bearings for the rear roller on my lawnmower, they had worn into an elongated shape, worked a treat ..

    Also used it to make a winding handle for a roof light in the RV..

    Don't understand the comment about not using the best saucepans.. for small amounts I use a coffee mug, doesn't make a mess or stick to the mug.

    I wouldn't recommend it for body repair or filling, not really meant for that, better to use fiberglass or body filler
     
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    Sounds like great stuff...

    Sorry to bit a bit thick... but can it be reused or once you have moulded is that it?

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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi JJ

    yes, you can reuse as often as you want, so there is no waste ..

    just pop it back into hot water at about 65c
     
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    Its only for making parts, and sorry we dont sell it, I just found it a couple of years ago and keep a coffee jar full at home for odd jobs etc

    Peter
     
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    That's a good price Peter...

    Maplins sell it but it is a LOT more expensive.
     
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    Looks very good - and even better prices on eBay by the time VAT and postage are taken into account.
     
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    Maybe I should use it to make myself a mold for a new set of dentures as the one the dentist have made for me bear no reference to my teeth!!!

    Doug...
     
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    There is alway a first!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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