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ABS plastic repairs

#1 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:06 pm

I've been hearing about using ABS pastic cement for repairing fairings and other pieces. The claim is it will hold these pieces together. I have the fender that came on my '87 Concours, it's not good for much else. I took a big crack, cleaned it with a gp cleaner, slopped a line of cement down the crack, and left it to dry overnight. When I examened the fender in the morning it was somewhat held together, but it easily tore apart. Next I took the edge of the fender and cleaned it with a muti-purpose degreaser followed by good old rubbing alcohol. I coat the cracks, lay a piece of screen across, and dap on more cement.
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Re: ABS plastic repairs

#2 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:23 pm

The bandit I picked up has lots of cracks in the plastic. I took my soldering iron, melted it back together, and it's holding great!
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Re: ABS plastic repairs

#3 Unread post by High_Side » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:21 pm

I DO know that JB weld will work like a hot damn on a '98 Honda Superhawk - on an '85 Intercepter, not so much. It all depends on the type of ABS

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Re: ABS plastic repairs

#4 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:56 pm

Next I took the first crack, made sure I coated the edges of the crack and stuck it back together. Redrap right down the center of the crack. After a couple of hours it was stuck together. I'm pleased with the results. :kicking:
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