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Old 12-09-2008, 06:48 AM   #1
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Good glue to repair hard plastic parts?

I have a broken stem on one of the blinkers on my 1150 GS . I have tried to repair it with Locktite Epoxy which is listed for plastics, but after appropriate curing time you can snap the piece at the break and remove the epoxy with your fingernail--obviously not sticking to hard plastic. Anyone have a recommendation for a glue that will repair hard plastic parts?
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:53 AM   #2
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JB Weld

Not the prettiest repair method, but it works. Scuff and clean the surface on each side of the break, put JB in the break AND coat the surface on each side where you scuffed, clamp or tape together. Let sit for 24 HOURS MINIMUM (preferably inside this time of year).

I've tried darn near every other glue out there, I keep coming back to JB weld because it works.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:31 AM   #4
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Dunno if this will work on your 1150 but here's my standard 1100 fix:




This bike recently took a really hard fall and slide on pavement, landing right on that turn signal and it's unbroken.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:49 AM   #5
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Dunno if this will work on your 1150 but here's my standard 1100 fix:




This bike recently took a really hard fall and slide on pavement, landing right on that turn signal and it's unbroken.
Excellent!!
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:08 AM   #6
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gorilla glue
That stuff works great. I've used it outdoors and it's holding up well after 3 years in the elements.

You only need a tiny bit as it expands a lot.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:36 AM   #7
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Shoe goo

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4078371

Scroll 1/3 down.

The guy says this: "Shoe Goo. Seriously, you can't believe how good this stuff works sealing & fixing little crap on your car on the cheap. Even glues broken plastic parts. Like a cross between silicone seal & rubber glue that's 100 times stronger. Get it at a shoe shop, clear or black, $5. You'll wonder how you ever got along without it."
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:46 AM   #8
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Just order a new one.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:42 AM   #9
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There are plastic welding rod kits out. Check into them for fenders/body panels... They work pretty darn good, and you can get teh plastic rods in different colors.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:49 AM   #10
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No matter what type of glue you use, prep the surface first with PVC cement primer. Use a Q-tip as it can mar the surface when it runs. Also, it is made in clear and purple so make sure you get the clear.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:43 PM   #11
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No matter what type of glue you use, prep the surface first with PVC cement primer. Use a Q-tip as it can mar the surface when it runs. Also, it is made in clear and purple so make sure you get the clear.
Not only that but if possible I would rough up the two pieces being joined with some sandpaper.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:07 PM   #12
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my standard 1100 fix
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:24 PM   #13
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Just order a new one.
If everyone just 'ordered a new one" this forum would suck.

My wheel broke, bought a new one....
My engine quit running, bought a new one....
My bike quit running, took it to the dealer....he fixed it....
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:42 PM   #14
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Dunno if this will work on your 1150 but here's my standard 1100 fix:




This bike recently took a really hard fall and slide on pavement, landing right on that turn signal and it's unbroken.
Why didn't I think of that???!!
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:28 AM   #15
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If you like the rubber fix above look at funny pipe in the irrigation section of Home Depot. It is stiffer and about the same diameter. It comes in rolls and 18" pieces.

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