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Old 07-04-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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Plastic Fairing Hole Repair

I have an ~ 1" x 1.5" hole in my rear side cowl fairing. It's not a crack but a hole. It's uneven too. I don't have the broken piece that fits into the hole. What's the best way to fix this to make it look halfway decent and flush so I can paint over it?

It's your usual Japanese fairing plastic. ABS I think.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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I haven't used this product, but have read about it's successful use from legitimate riders: http://www.urethanesupply.com/Motorc...irings-Repair/

Although, if your aren't the type to (read and) follow directions it may be a waste of money. Good luck!
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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Hmm. I looked at their video. Seems like a very long process compared to what I was imagining.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #4
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Put a sticker over it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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cut the hole round, make a plug the same size from a donor cover (junkyard), glue & fill as required. maybe make a larger patch for the inside as a doubler if needed
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #6
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Hmm. I looked at their video. Seems like a very long process compared to what I was imagining.
Which was what? Some magic words and some fairy dust as opposed to real work.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #7
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Which was what? Some magic words and some fairy dust as opposed to real work.
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Put a sticker over it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #8
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I'll go with a sticker.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:14 PM   #9
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Quick way to patch is to tape some stiff plastic, like a piece of coffee can lid or other plastic container, over the outside and then use most any flavor of epoxy putty and spoon it in with a spatula. press some fiberglass cloth or even a piece of fly screen into the back, then when it has cured remove the plastic piece and you should have a relatively well blended surface to finish up and paint.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #10
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Also, if it is ABS use some plastic pipe primer you get in the plumbing section to help get a better bond.
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Also, if it is ABS use some plastic pipe primer you get in the plumbing section to help get a better bond.

Yeah, but you've got to use "ABS Plumbing Cement". PVC cement or ABS/PVC plumbing cement won't work. Or won't bong well to ABS plastic.

You can sometimes Oatey (brand) ABS Plumbing Cement at Home Depot or Lowe's or an RV supply store. If your local building codes permit ABS drain plumbing (black plastic pipe) you're in luck as you'll be able to find ABS Cement.

You may also be able to use "Kleer Strip" liquid paint stripper. It contains methylene chloride. Which is the same stuff that Plastex kits contain. HTH

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:34 AM   #12
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I have been down this road with broken luggage.
There are charts online that will help you determine what material your fairing is made of. You'd be surprised to learn how many different types there are. I was surprised to learn how many can't be glued.
If you can cut a donor piece from an unobtrusive location on your bike, that should work, otherwise, try to get the same material from a motorcycle junk yard or inmate. The donor piece can be welded in place using a heat gun. It's tricky to keep the right amount of heat in the right spot but it should produce a permanent fix.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #13
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I haven't used this product, but have read about it's successful use from legitimate riders: http://www.urethanesupply.com/Motorc...irings-Repair/

Although, if your aren't the type to (read and) follow directions it may be a waste of money. Good luck!

It's easier than it looks. I have repaired my FJ1200 plastic with it. It bonds absolutely, and with some care and practice it is invisible. A scrap of fairing will save some time if easilly available, but you can make shapes with this stuff if need be. I made missing pieces that were easily an inch across.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:47 AM   #14
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I found some ABS plastic welding rods, made for use with a simple heat gun, at a Home Depot style store when I was stationed in Germany 4 years ago. If theyve got it there, we've got to have it available in the states by now, right?
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