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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Ram air duct repair???

I need to do some repairs on the ram air ducts for the gixxer. I've done fiberglass work before, but I've never tried to use it on abs plastic.

Will the fiberglass resin adhere to the plastic as long as it is scuffed and clean?

Or is there a good plastic epoxy that would work better?



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I ended up duct-taping mine together. Then I found a cheap pair on the WERA classifieds.

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apoxy for fixing plastic an rubber bumpers from 3M works great.

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I used a Bondo fiberglass repair kit on the body panels for the TLR a few years back (also ABS). The repair looks like hell up close, because I have no skill at that sort of thing, but it's held up well.

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the bondo epoxy and some fiberglass cloth is the way to go

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Are you fixing a hole or cracks/broken pieces? If it's cracks, I'd go with epoxy. For holes, I'd look for a cheap replacement online.

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If you need the ram air duct...I may have one cheap. What year/model?

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I found some Loctite Epoxy Plastic Bonder and used that. It seems to hold pretty good so far.

This was mainly just some joining tabs broken and some cracked areas. Nothing major, I just didn't like the electrical tape repair from the previous owner.

Afterwards, I scuffed them with a scotchbrite pad, then shot some Krylon Fusion paint for plastic on them. They don't look too bad.

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