Repairing Plastic

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Whether a tub, bottle, chair or whatever, there are times when you want to fix things made of this synthetic material. This is a page about repairing plastic.


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April 29, 2015

So many times, a small hole or a puncture ruins a perfectly good cup, mug, bucket, vase, etc. Hot glue from a hot glue gun is the easiest and most perfect way to repair it. Just dab a drop of hot glue over the puncture or hole and wait for it to cool. Voila, it's waterproof!

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What is the best way to repair a tiny hole in a plastic container? I use a soft plastic pliable container for washing hair in the bed for my husband who is handicapped. I can't seem to figure the best way to seal the hole. Help!


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July 14, 20110 found this helpful

Try Super Glue. Fill the hole with glue and let it dry thoroughly. When dry apply a drop or so on both sides of the hole. If the hole is not plugged continue to add glue. This method will only work on very small holes.

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July 15, 20110 found this helpful

You can get a new one at the dollar tree. Or, you might want to invest in one of these, as the cost might be covered if your husband has a disability. (Affiliate Link)

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July 15, 20110 found this helpful

It might work to use a just-spent match with enough heat left to touch to the plastic surrounding the hole, melting the plastic enough to seal the hole. I'd place the plastic with hole area over a non-flammable surface to hold it flat and steady.


It might take several tries if you use a burned match. Another, but more risky option would be a still-burning match or a fire-starter match you pull the clicker on for a flame. Be extremely cautious with a flame, melting plastic, and possible fumes. Blessings.

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July 15, 20110 found this helpful

There are patches available for vinyl swimming poolspr vinyl liners for ponds in your yard. You may be able to find one on the internet or at a local store that sells these products. You might be able to get a local store to give you a "sample".

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July 15, 20110 found this helpful

Duct tape, especially the clear "package tape" stuff! Cut off a strip long enough to completely cover the hole, press it really well, and see how that goes.

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July 16, 20110 found this helpful

Hi, could you perhaps put a plastic bag inside the container?

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