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Plastic repair?

Post by MikeB » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:31 pm

Is there anyone in the Lakes who can repair a plastic Capella which has a split in it? The owner isn't wanting to try and attempt DIY welding and is thinking of taking it down to P&H. Mike

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Re: Plastic repair?

Post by snuggle_bunny » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:25 pm

theres a boatyard at a place called Bowston on the backroad between Burneside and Stavely near Kendal that does plastic welding. cant remember the name off hand. could be worth trying a local boat yard if theres one near. there are some good videos of plastic welding and lots of tips on youtube

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Re: Plastic repair?

Post by MikeB » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:50 pm

Thanks - that might be Sailblades? Peter Lawson?

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Re: Plastic repair?

Post by PlymouthDamo » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:00 pm

One thing you can do whilst you're working out where to get it repaired is to make a quick phone call to the manufacturer. If they are anywhere near as helpful as Perception, they'll offer to send you some plastic off-cuts down to do the repair with. You dramatically increase your chances of a successful repair if you've got exactly the same type of plastic to melt into the crack.

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Re: Plastic repair?

Post by Phill2132 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:02 pm

Give Antony a call at Border Kayaks

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Re: Plastic repair?

Post by MikeB » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:57 pm

Thanks Phil - sounds like he may be able to help. Mike

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