What plastic used in 405 bumpers??
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    Default What plastic used in 405 bumpers??

    I need to know what the material is so I can search for a suitable adhesive, or material for welding. Anyone out there know? I have started this thread 'cos there were no bites to this queston on an earlier different post. Thanks.

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    Most are polyprop. Not many things bond well; you need a good adhesion promoting solvent.

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    Just found this below on Yahoo. Where does polyprop fit in?
    YAHOO:- "By the way, prior to 1995, plastic bumpers were made of polyurethane plastic - PU or RIM (which stands for Reaction Injection Molding, the process used to injection-mold polyurethane plastic) - until it was phased out for economic reasons and TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) plastic became the standard. If your car is newer, the bumper is almost certain to be made from TPO."
    and again "most moderns are TPS" whatever that is. Mind you, '93 is now ancient.
    Whatever the plastic, it seems adhesives are a prob. What's your experience?

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    You can weld poly-prop with a hot air gun... or even a soldering iron type gun if your keen. You'll need to get some more plastic to brace the welds with from behind though.

    Have a good read around this site:

    http://www.urethanesupply.com/identify.php

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    I'll do that. Thanks

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    All Mercs have plastic type imprinted on reverse side for recycling purposes.
    Pugs may be same

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