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Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   Yesterday, 01:58 PM
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Posted By chickenwire
TPO = thermoplastic polyolefin which is a true...

TPO = thermoplastic polyolefin which is a true thermoplastic.

TPE = thermoplastic elastomer which is most always pulverized rubber in a thermoplastic "matrix" that binds the tiny rubber particles....
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   Yesterday, 05:30 AM
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Posted By chickenwire
jw - that's always the concern with using a...

jw - that's always the concern with using a soldering pen for welding plastic. The pen will run in the 600 degrees F range and the polypropylene melts around 320 F. We can (and do) process the PP...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   06-24-2019, 04:37 PM
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Posted By chickenwire
I'm thinking that John is correct.

I'm thinking that John is correct.
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-24-2019, 04:34 PM
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Posted By chickenwire
As I was quick to point out when I managed a...

As I was quick to point out when I managed a product design department, I know where 90% of the specifications come from and the sun doesn't shine very brightly there.
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-24-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By chickenwire
Chris - just to be clear, my comments weren't...

Chris - just to be clear, my comments weren't meant to be critical. I agree with your opinions, especially if you're into restorations - the welding kit would be invaluable and a more economical...
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-24-2019, 09:47 AM
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Posted By chickenwire
And you can buy a lot of adhesive for $261.00! ...

And you can buy a lot of adhesive for $261.00! lol

Takes a bit of practice to not overheat the plastic - but yes indeed, it can be "welded" (melted) back together.
Forum: General Off Topic   06-23-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By chickenwire
I'll see your "Trees" and raise you one "Villa". ...

I'll see your "Trees" and raise you one "Villa".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK1hmDpa8bo
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   06-23-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 420
Posted By chickenwire
I made mine also: (It was really a Halloween...

I made mine also:

(It was really a Halloween decoration.)
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-23-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By chickenwire
And the bad news is that they will be training on...

And the bad news is that they will be training on my car.
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-23-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By chickenwire
Even MORE thread drift! "heptane in a can"...

Even MORE thread drift!

"heptane in a can" would be a great band name . . .
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-21-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By chickenwire
That's the facts, jack. The maker claims good...

That's the facts, jack. The maker claims good results and they probably are "good". My concern is the cyanoacrylate tends to be very brittle and the PP is fairly flexible.

If this were to prove...
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-21-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By chickenwire
Yeah, I told the better half last night "I have a...

Yeah, I told the better half last night "I have a feeling they're going to tell me what a pain this was when it's completed." lol
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-21-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By chickenwire
John's response is solid, though I have not used...

John's response is solid, though I have not used the Loctite Prism personally. Surface preparation is key - the flame treat is used to decrease the surface tension inherent in the polypropylene and...
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-20-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By chickenwire
Okay, I confirmed the difference in the tops to...

Okay, I confirmed the difference in the tops to the installer and they confirmed that EZ On is supplying the canvas ONLY - to be installed on my frame. The "core charge" is to get the old canvas...
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-20-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By chickenwire
Didn't even think about the dirt trap aspect of...

Didn't even think about the dirt trap aspect of it. (We use it for anti-chafe also.) Yeah, I think it would pretty much suck under the hood. lol!
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-20-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By chickenwire
Can the acoustic liner be installed after the...

Can the acoustic liner be installed after the fact or must it be installed at the time the canvas is put on the frame?
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-20-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By chickenwire
Nothing illegal about offering a product that...

Nothing illegal about offering a product that isn't advertised.

There are legal implications, however, for advertising a product that you don't sell.
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-20-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By chickenwire
Hard to tell why the failure pattern seems...

Hard to tell why the failure pattern seems random. The extruder making the wrap would (I'm almost certain) be using a pre-compounded so any heat stabilizers or other additives SHOULD be uniform...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   06-20-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By chickenwire
AND - the point about shopping is very important....

AND - the point about shopping is very important. My employer's insurance agent even said so regarding health insurance - you should probably switch every once in a while to keep them honest.

BUT...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   06-20-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By chickenwire
The unlimited lifetime health coverage is a big...

The unlimited lifetime health coverage is a big part of the problem and the catastrophic claims fund is (if I understand correctly) un-audited by the state. No one seems to know exactly how much...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   06-20-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 569
Posted By chickenwire
Please, by all means, travel to MI and enjoy your...

Please, by all means, travel to MI and enjoy your stay.

Just don't move here unless you want to pay extremely high insurance rates!
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-20-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By chickenwire
Rob - I did check out their website and noticed...

Rob - I did check out their website and noticed the lack of OEM section for our cars. I surmise that's because they have a limited "supply" given that they will ship with a core charge until the...
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-19-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By chickenwire
EZ On Tops is where my local job shop is going...

EZ On Tops is where my local job shop is going for my replacement. I don't think they sell retail, however.
Forum: General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions   06-19-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
Posted By chickenwire
Resurrecting the thread due to a "discovery" last...

Resurrecting the thread due to a "discovery" last evening. Stopped at a local auto mod-shop last night to price out a sub-woofer install for my son's truck. Asked him if they did convertible tops...
Forum: General Solstice Discussion   06-19-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By chickenwire
If it's not allowed you have to do it quietly,...

If it's not allowed you have to do it quietly, right?
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