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Any suggestions on how to fix a split in a Stihl combi can?

 

Its only about 5mm long and 2 mm wide when opened up, but plenty big enough to lose a load of fuel when filling up.

 

The split is on the angle of the spout and the main body of the can.

 

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on a clean and empty can, I've managed to repair a hole by melting some plastic onto it and then using a heated up nail (or similar) to blend the edges together. It was the oil side though so don't know how well it would work on the petrol side.

 

EDIT: too slow :blushing:

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morten   

For filler, you can also use a "P-tex candle", used for making repairs on alpine skis, see Jons Ski Tuning - Base Repairs

 

But you need to clean and de-grease first, and open up the hole using a soldering iron.

 

Alternatively, use a hot-glue gun for filler.

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treequip   
great idea' date=' dont have access to any bailer twine tho.. could i use strim wire?[/quote']

 

I am pretty sure the dog doo flicker has a nylon line, polyprop is a bit on the soft side.

 

Blue 3 strand rope is polyprop

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morten   
like it morten' date=' you've had success with this?[/quote']

 

Yup, done it with successful result. Not totally sure about the chemical stability of the hot-glue gun material, though

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