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Hiya,

I'm looking for a glue that works on my Husky fuel can. I presume it made of plastic polyethylene like petrol cans in general.

Reviews are contradicting each other how effective they are.

I bought Gorilla Weld and there is a note in the very corner that it is not recommended for polyethylene. Bulls*

 

Help, please!

 

Cheers!

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28 minutes ago, Roby said:

 

Hiya,

I'm looking for a glue that works on my Husky fuel can. I presume it made of plastic polyethylene like petrol cans in general.

Reviews are contradicting each other how effective they are.

I bought Gorilla Weld and there is a note in the very corner that it is not recommended for polyethylene. Bulls*

 

Help, please!

 

Cheers!

 

I'd be wary about repairing a leaking plastic fuel can.

 

polythene is quite difficult to glue but can be welded with a hot air gun.

 

Hot melt glue sticks are generally ethylene vinyl acetate and will stick polythene

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1 minute ago, Roby said:
3 minutes ago, openspaceman said:
 

Didn't come through, I think:)

I pressed the wrong key, it should be there as an edit now.

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43 minutes ago, Roby said:

 

Hiya,

I'm looking for a glue that works on my Husky fuel can. I presume it made of plastic polyethylene like petrol cans in general.

Reviews are contradicting each other how effective they are.

I bought Gorilla Weld and there is a note in the very corner that it is not recommended for polyethylene. Bulls*

 

Help, please!

 

Cheers!

 

Like openspaceman says i be reluctant to mend a fuel can,buy another might be best, new Husqvarna ones are crap aswell

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Like openspaceman says i be reluctant to mend a fuel can,buy another might be best, new Husqvarna ones are crap aswell

It's true, husky fuel cans and spouts are crap. I bought one years ago thinking its half the price of the stihl ones.
Worked fine.
Then I read reviews saying after 3 months they leak.
3-4 months later.
Leaking fuel and oil.
Went in the skip.
Bought stihl.
Still using them.
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I can confirm that redneck plastic welding with soldering iron and cable ties will succeed in making the hole in your combi-can much bigger but also black

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Hi mended a plastic fuel tank of a quad a few years back that had been chewed by mice, took tank off and filled with water for 24hrs then left it with fuel tap open and cold water tap trickling in to it for a few days, left to dry out then fixed the area with leak with a red hot glowing knife and bits of zipp ties, worked fine

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1 hour ago, spuddog0507 said:

Hi mended a plastic fuel tank of a quad a few years back that had been chewed by mice, took tank off and filled with water for 24hrs then left it with fuel tap open and cold water tap trickling in to it for a few days, left to dry out then fixed the area with leak with a red hot glowing knife and bits of zipp ties, worked fine

Yes I have repaired fuel tanks cost effectively because the machine was valuable, not the same with a combi can.

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