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Help repairing side panel

My dilemma is...

The PO installed some front marker/turn lights. These light have been screwed directly onto the plastic instead bolted from the rear

Up til now i haven't really considered changing them, but i recently removed the OE undertail and had previously replaced the rear turn lights with protons.

The new undertail has integrated brake/turn lights and i would like to utilize the protons up front.

My question is...

Anyone have experience or success fixing or filling holes in a panel? Maybe like plastiweld or something similar?

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First tell me what you think and ill tell you what i did Keep in mind that these were screwed into the plastic.






This ones from about 3 feet away

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I'll bet what you did is SO much simpler than what I'm about to say, but I can easily still see the holes.
Fill the holes with plastic weld, smooth over with filler (bondo), sand, prime, paint, color sand, buff and polish.
But the holes would be history, no one would ever know.

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I'll bet what you did is SO much simpler than what I'm about to say, but I can easily still see the holes.
Fill the holes with plastic weld, smooth over with filler (bondo), sand, prime, paint, color sand, buff and polish.
But the holes would be history, no one would ever know.
Yes much simpler! And you need correcting...you cant see the holes because there isnt any holes

But seriously...what do you think?

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I think you did the sensible thing!
If it were me, I'd do the same thing, (and have done on my bike) until I'm ready for major work. then I'd do all the steps I suggested.
Which btw, I'm getting ready to do. I've lowsided on both sides now, and it's time to get my fairings back into the shape they were when I won BOTM last year.





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I think you did the sensible thing!
If it were me, I'd do the same thing, (and have done on my bike) until I'm ready for major work. then I'd do all the steps I suggested.
Which btw, I'm getting ready to do. I've lowsided on both sides now, and it's time to get my fairings back into the shape they were when I won BOTM last year.




Ok that looks very nice! Considering you still havent told me what you think. Ill assume your being polite

First i used a razor blade and flushed the whole to the panel. Then i filled the whole with a hot glue gun with extra strength black glue...Yes a glue gun

It was surprising how effective this method was. After the glue cooled i used the razor to shave the glue down flush. Then with some locally obtained acrylic touch up pen in gloss black i touched up the black portion, leaving the grey unpainted(it was as close as i could get)

All said and done old light off new light mounted...45 minutes

If you cant tell im pretty proud of myself NO it doesn't look great, but its an easy fix for a potentially expensive problem!

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Yes I did tell you.
I said I think you did the sensible thing, and that I've done quick fixes like that too. Do you need to borrow my glasses

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Looks OK. Not perfect, but OK.

You could some gloss black decal material and use a hole punch (large size) to punch out a little black sticker to cover the hole on the black stripe. As for the hole on the sparkly gray, hmmm, try to find decal material for that maybe?

I'd prob ride it just like that and just keep my eyes peeled for other possible solutions / improvements.
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Looks OK. Not perfect, but OK.

You could some gloss black decal material and use a hole punch (large size) to punch out a little black sticker to cover the hole on the black stripe. As for the hole on the sparkly gray, hmmm, try to find decal material for that maybe?

I'd prob ride it just like that and just keep my eyes peeled for other possible solutions / improvements.
I considered Jondogs approach, i really did. But with all the projects i have on going... undertail, exhaust hangers, powder coating wheels(iv said too much). I figured..."keep it simple stupid"

I encourage anyone to find a more simplistic solution to unsightly holes in their plastic...

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