Plastic repair made easy. That’s right, Motor Guard’s new tool, Magna Stitcher, has made repairing plastic parts much easier.
This is a new tool I saw at SEMA 2011 that I found interesting. The Magna Stitcher is designed to reinforce and repair the back side of ripped, torn, or cracked plastic in a matter of minutes.
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The way this works is by heating a small metal stake and melting it into the damaged area. Just like the name, it stitches the repair together. This eliminates the need of determine the exact type of plastic it is or trying to find plastic rod sticks the best, as when plastic welding. The Magna Stitcher also eliminates the need for prepping, grinding, sanding, or waiting for the repair to dry, as with adhesives.
This makes plastic repair much faster and easier. All you have to do it stitch the back side, flip the part around and repair the front side with what ever method you have been using.
Another advantage I see this system has is the savings. We usually use plastic repair adhesives and fiber reinforcement material to repair the back sides of plastic parts. This method works well, but the adhesives are not cheap. With the Magna Stitcher, the only cost you will have in the back side of the repair is the metal stakes used on it.
I see other uses for this tool, which I will be exploring when I return to school and I will post more about the new tool.
If you are interested in this tool, ask your local paint and body supplier to check into it for you. I don’t think it’s on the market yet, but it will be soon.
You can learn more about the Magna Stitcher by visiting:
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Website – http://CollisionBlast.com/MagnaStitcher
Instructional Sheet – http://CollisionBlast.com/StitcherSheet
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