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Old 08-08-2013, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: PVC Tank How To

Has anyone experimented with plastic welding on PVC? It could open up a whole different look and feel of PVC tanks. Rather than using existing end caps you could weld folds and cuts into the PVC... Start with a 5 inch piece, cut it to interesting shapes that fit into the bike, weld it with a plastic welder.

I had a friend who made sculptures from plastic culverts and large diameter pipes by welding them together. One he made called "The Nail" looks like a penny nail but 15 feet tall and "pierces" a building it still stands today, and he built it back in 1996 or 97. It gets painted every so often.

Just an idea. If PVC stands up to gas, and you can weld it what is stopping us from making in frame PVC tanks that look like metal?
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