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    Default What glues plastic together and withstands gasoline?

    I know there's a 3M epoxy that will glue plastics together and withstand direct contact with gasoline, but it's $75 and sold in a quantity that far exceeds anything I'd be able to use in a lifetime.

    I'm curious if anyone knows of a glue or epoxy that will do the trick. I'm doing some work on fast-fill fuel jugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    I know there's a 3M epoxy that will glue plastics together and withstand direct contact with gasoline, but it's $75 and sold in a quantity that far exceeds anything I'd be able to use in a lifetime.

    I'm curious if anyone knows of a glue or epoxy that will do the trick. I'm doing some work on fast-fill fuel jugs.
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    you are doing it wrong if you have to use epoxy........
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    What I'm doing is a bit different from the usual modifications. Now, anyone know of such a glue/epoxy?

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    HAHAHAHA. The dude's been bit by the enduro bug.
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    Plastic welder from harbor freight?
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    You can get the 3M Scotchweld adhesives for about $15 per 1.25 ounce tube. If you Google it, you'll be able to find the different numbers and what they adhere to. Plastic is tricky, though. You should really know what the specific plastic is in order to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
    Plastic welder from harbor freight?
    I was going to also suggest "plastic weld", although I've only used the slightly more legit version from Home Depot Motorsports. It's a two-part thing that you mix prior to applying, works really well and doesn't break the bank.

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    From 3M:

    Hi Brett,

    Thank you for contacting the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. In evaluating your specific application, we currently do not manufacture/market a product, which would meet your needs.
    We do not manufacture a adhesive that will withstand direct contact or be exposed to gasoline.

    If you would like further information on our automotive aftermarket product lines, please contact us, or visit our online catalog at:

    3MCollision.com: Products for Automotive, Auto Body, Collision Repair, Refinish, Paint and Body Shops, Vehicle Restoration, and more

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    You may want to try these folks;

    Adhesives & Sealants

    I tend to use Devcon over 3M as they seem to have more options for the type of designs I work with.

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    Check out this> https://plasticstoragetanks.com/poly_tank_repair.htm
    But once you get what you would like. You may want to talk to these guys > http://www.jazproducts.com/
    They are in Santa Paula. They will make custom stuff for you. They have helped me many times.
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    I would have used the JAZ no-glut jug, but because of its capacity it's illegal per NASA rules. Same for the Hunsaker fuel can.

    http://www.jazproducts.com/new_products.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    I would have used the JAZ no-glut jug, but because of its capacity it's illegal per NASA rules. Same for the Hunsaker fuel can.

    http://www.jazproducts.com/new_products.html
    Someone correct me if I am wrong. But even if that jug is only a 5 gallon jug. It would still of been illegal
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    Why would be illegal at 5 gallons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Why would be illegal at 5 gallons?
    the rule said you have to use "standard" 5 gallon jugs and you may modify them with parts attainable at Home Depot.
    rule book has pictures of the "standard" jugs. you can't deviate from it. I am 99% sure of it. unless there was a rule change in 2014.
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    Nope, you're right. Now I remember the photos in the back of the rule book.

    The Hunsakers are illegal, now, too, but I saw one clever USTCC team make a funnel out of one. But then, I did read reports of a couple of fuel-spill penalties for two USTCC teams at Buttonwillow. I'm not sure if it was the same team, but it wouldn't surprise me if they could dump the fuel faster than the tank would take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Poor bastard
    Only fix is running multiple 25hr races that include extreme cold with fog, rain or snow. I'm almost over it, almost.

    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    From 3M:

    Hi Brett,

    Thank you for contacting the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. In evaluating your specific application, we currently do not manufacture/market a product, which would meet your needs.
    We do not manufacture a adhesive that will withstand direct contact or be exposed to gasoline.

    If you would like further information on our automotive aftermarket product lines, please contact us, or visit our online catalog at:

    3MCollision.com: Products for Automotive, Auto Body, Collision Repair, Refinish, Paint and Body Shops, Vehicle Restoration, and more

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Why would be illegal at 5 gallons?
    The "honor system" in racing hasn't been very successful so the pit officials have monitor it... So not gonna fly.

    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    the rule said you have to use "standard" 5 gallon jugs and you may modify them with parts attainable at Home Depot.
    rule book has pictures of the "standard" jugs. you can't deviate from it. I am 99% sure of it. unless there was a rule change in 2014.
    Basically any jug that has a molded vent to the bottom of the jug will be illegal as would any jug with a molded handle on the side or bottom.

    VP jugs (round or square) and Scribner jugs are legal for uses in WERC and all NASA Endurance races.
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