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MadKaw
Jul 18th, 2008, 08:03 PM
hey guys/gals. we are all familiar with the woes of plastic fairings. They crack and break, and you cant repair them with fiberglass, dont even try it cuz it will pop.

The other method would be plastic welding, but that takes SOME skills and a plastic welder setup.

So , the moment you've all been waiting for... there is a synthetic material sold at Patterson paint that we buy for work and it will glue ANYTHING!!!

Guys at work have glued their cracked fairings and they dont pop, also if you have a standoff that a screw goes into thats broken off you can actually make a mold out of tape and then shoot this stuff into it and make a new standoff.

It comes in a tube that looks like a regular caulk tube , but it's 30 bucks for the tube. Its well worth it though, as it is the only thing that will glue plastic permanently.

I will find the exact product number for it when I go back to work on monday

yoageallen
Jul 18th, 2008, 08:36 PM
3m Automix 5885 plastic repair material

MadKaw
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:11 PM
my work here is done

r6squid
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:34 PM
thanks man $30 will save me $267 for Purprider's bike!

hippylong
Jul 18th, 2008, 11:50 PM
so
do we order from madkaw or yoageallen ?

MadKaw
Jul 19th, 2008, 03:50 AM
you just gotta go over to pattersons, or I think any good automotive paint store here in fresno/clovis is going to have it.

A Ninja Boot
Jul 19th, 2008, 04:38 AM
I'll have to keep this in mind, so can you sand this stuff down to smooth out road rash holes?

mrlopez
Jul 19th, 2008, 08:03 AM
Would this also work for fiberglass?:confused2:

MadKaw
Jul 19th, 2008, 08:23 AM
look up that product on a google search. For glass you would have a stronger repair if you used resin and some reinforcing cloth.

Cloth and resin wont stick to plastic but if you have glass then I'd go that route. you have to sand it correctly.

If you have a glass fairing I can help you with it

mrlopez
Jul 19th, 2008, 08:46 AM
If you have a glass fairing I can help you
I'll probably take on that could use some help on my race farings maybe some day next week

MadKaw
Jul 19th, 2008, 08:49 AM
k, do you have any pix so I can see the extent?

yoageallen
Jul 19th, 2008, 09:14 AM
Would this also work for fiberglass?:confused2:
No. Use fiberglass resin and matting cloth.

yoageallen
Jul 19th, 2008, 09:15 AM
you just gotta go over to pattersons, or I think any good automotive paint store here in fresno/clovis is going to have it.

:iagree:

mrlopez
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:28 PM
k, do you have any pix so I can see the extent?

No no pics yet but i think they not that bad :confused2::rolleyes:

Old School
Aug 15th, 2008, 02:15 PM
No no pics yet but i think they not that bad :confused2::rolleyes:

Yes where is the photos?

ps check this out, I have not used it.
http://plastex.home.att.net/

hippylong
Sep 4th, 2008, 10:08 PM
does anyone have a tube of this stuff?
we could have a party and patch all our broken faring pieces and stuff.
phentos needs a repair.
i just need new plastics..
i'm sure there's more who need some.

gsxr1300
Sep 4th, 2008, 10:17 PM
does anyone have a tube of this stuff?
we could have a party and patch all our broken faring pieces and stuff.
phentos needs a repair.
i just need new plastics..
i'm sure there's more who need some.


i broke my windshield like 6 months ago,... right after i bought it lol. i could use some assistance!:popcorn:

Old School
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:28 AM
Yes where is the photos?

ps check this out, I have not used it.
http://plastex.home.att.net/


Go Plastex and check out the videos!!! Has any one uesd this stuff?
Pro's & Con's?