I have a Jet Pack that is molded from styrene..and was wondering how I would be able to reinforce the styrene to make it more durable.
Is there some sort of applicant I can put underneath the surface of the styrene to make it "thicker and more durable?" The top where the rocket nozzle fits has already cracked due to it being molded so thinly. I was wondering if I would put plaster of paris or some sort of material to reinforce and make the styrene more stronger. The place where the nozzle fits has a huge PVC pipe that goes underneath, but the styrene on top still is chipped/cracked. Should I just glue the PVC pipe in place to hold the rocket nozzle?
Here are some pics of my jet pack's problems:
Notice how thin the rocket area was molded. It is thinner than paper here, that is why it cracked and tore.
Here is another view of the rocket area which has the thin molding:
The tear runs along the side of the shaft also.
This is the large PVC pipe that goes underneath the rocket shaft area. Even though I'm supposed to glue this underneath, I was wondering if this will provide stability to the top of the styrene surface that is already torn.
Any input & help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.