Plastic spin welding fixed fridge

I took a piece of plastic trim off of the refrigerator door, and the snap tabs broke right off. Dang it!

The piece was marked PP, polypropylene, which just can’t be glued.  So I used spin welding to reattach them.

I cut a thin strip from a plastic lid marked PP and chucked it in the Dremel. Spun it up and worked it into the fillets. Friction melted it right in there, welding the tabs back on.

I put it back on the door and the tabs are holding on tight.  Perfect!

 

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