Simtek Fence – A simtek fence is low maintenance, as it does not rust as it can with a steel fence. Simtek is vulnerable to damage, however. And can tear or scratch the elements or vandalize. You can fix a simtek fence panel that has been damaged by replacing the simtek. The necessary materials can be purchased at a hardware store. You will also need some common tools that are found around the house.
Cut the panel of the simtek fence that is damaged with the blade of a utility knife, using a straight edge. Place the simtek sheet on a work surface. Place the simtek cutting panel on the simtek sheet. Draw an outline around the simtek cutting panel on the simtek sheet with a grease pencil. Have texts and logos. Measure 2 inches outside the contour on all sides. Draw an outline around the existing outline with the grease pencil using this measurement. Cut the outline drawn only with the blade of a knife and a straight edge. Cut another simtek panel in the same way as the one just made.
Pour the simtek repair compound into a plastic container, add water and mix it with a wooden rod according to the instructions that are included. Apply the compound to the edge of a plastic spatula. Run the edge of the spatula against the sides, top and bottom of one side of one of the simtek panels. Place the simtek panel against the cutting area of the fence. Press the sides of the simtek panel against the fence.
Plug the power cord of a heat gun into an extension cord and plug the extension cord into an outlet on the side of the house for power. Turn the hot air gun over. Apply hot air from the hot air gun to the simtek pattern to adhere the compound that is on the simtek panel to the simtek on the fence. Continue applying heat from the hot air gun according to the instructions provided with the compound. Remove the hot air gun and let the simtek cool for the amount of time specified in the instructions.
Apply compound to the edge of the spatula. Run the edge of the spatula against the sides, top and bottom of one side of the other simtek panel. Apply composite to the entire surface of the simtek panel. Place the side of the simtek panel that has the composite on it against the simtek panel from the other side of the fence. Apply heat from the heat gun for the amount of time specified in the instructions. Allow the simtek panel to cool for the amount of time specified in the instructions while unplugging the extension cord from the heat gun and from the AC outlet. Spray the panels on both sides of the simtek fence with a simtek cleaner.