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I know Im not the only one with old plastic so any ideas would be helpful

thanks Tom
 

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If you are repairing a crack, Blade Runner just told me about methyline chloride. It has a name, but it comes in a clear glass bottle. It will eat away paint so be careful. You can pick it up at Hobby Lobby in the models department or any other hobby store.

Or you can order a repair kit from this place www.urethanesupply.com/Street1.htm Blade Runner (Bruce) said their Plastifix kit works pretty good and he was satisfied.

I will be trying one or the other. I will probably try the methyline chloride first because it's the cheapest route.


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Stuff Doc is talking about is called ProWeld. I have some, about 3 bux a bottle. Works okay if the crack is small. Best if you score up the backside of the plastic a bit with a knife to increase surface area. It melts the plastic together. Problem is trying to hold it in the same position while it's melting. Use a buddy to hold it in place while applying the stuff and hold it a lot longer than the '10 seconds' it says.

It worked okay on my stuff, but the crack was still visible. I didn't want to put it on the outside of the fairing since it really messes with paint. It also didn't last too long since I couldn't use it on the entire crack. maybe if somebody was helping holding it in place it would have worked better. But the cracks in my fairings are HUGE. :mad
 

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Thanks Doc and Grover Im gonna have to give it a try

My poor old beast is dying a slow death,,,,, I wonder if theres another bike my 1000R motor will fit in.:confused
 

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fuck the plastic, sounds to me like its street fighter time. that old relic is damn fast.
 

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If you're looking to fill cracks with gaps rather than just weld a crack, try something called Plastex. The kit is a powder that you mix with Methyl Methacrylate (both included), a pinhead sized piece at a time.

It was recommended to me at a shop and worked really well. I dremelled out the crack a bit on both sides and used Plastex to fill in the crack and the 1/4 in gap where a piece broke off. Didn't do anything to the paint except cover it where I put too much in. I intend to sand and paint it later when I have time and I'm not riding. :)
 

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GPzPilot said:
If you're looking to fill cracks with gaps rather than just weld a crack, try something called Plastex. The kit is a powder that you mix with Methyl Methacrylate (both included), a pinhead sized piece at a time.
Where did you get it at?


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I picked it up at an independent shop in Blue Island. It's a hike for me, as it would be for you, but I was buying an undented, newly painted tank from him for my GPz, and I was in the shop. I would think you should be able to get it elsewhere, though. If not, I got it here:

Expert Motorcycle
(708) 385-6655
12424 Western Avenue
Blue Island
Ask for Guy (he owns the place, or at least runs it)

The info on the package says:

PLASTEX
GT Motorsports
Reno, NV 89511
[email protected]

Let me know if you can't find it. I'd probably be willing to share this if you need some. I used a surprisingly small amount of it.

Not sure what this Methyl Methacrylate is, but it's some pretty nasty stuff, some kind of acrylic monomer. Any chemists out there want to explain?
 
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