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Plastics Repair

I have been kicking around the idea of painting my bike this winter, so I have a couple cracks and a good scrap on/in my plastics. What methods do you guys like for repairing fairing plastics? I was debating trying products from Urethanesupply I see online and youtube, or at work I have access to a plastic welder. Would it be crazy to try and do it all with the plastic welder fix the cracks and build up the scrap. I would still need to get some sort of filler wouldn't I ? Any recommendations on what filler product to use? I was thinking of putting A darker shade of gray on the whole bike with mabe a green or purple pearl with flat black Honda wings and keep most of the factory graphics.
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Ive use Plastex, it works really well for cracks. I to have some rash and Im planing on using the plastex as a filler. It does everything they say it does, im very happy that I got it. Ive used it on everything for the bike and car to my sons toys.

And yes it does work like the web page/ video says

http://plastex.net/index.php?pr=Home_Page

I plan on getting more.

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I weld plastics with a soldering iron with a flat end and I use scrap bodywork for filler. Do the welding on the backside because it doesn't look pretty. The front just feather the crack and use body filler and primer to fill and blend in. I have also heavy scuffed the back and glued in a patch. There is some plastic epoxy's you can use also there's a bumper repair kit I have used but it was kinda expensive. You need to go to a automotive paint supply store they'll hook you right up the ones I use are a goldmine of advice
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go to a automotive paint supply store they'll hook you right up
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Plastic weld is the way to go.
Picture 1 is the same fairing, but different crack.
The rest of the pics are a different crack, still same fairing.
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Thanks Guys I think I will try the plastic welder at my job next time I get a chance. I have painted a car before so I think I can handle the painting or at lease know if I'm doing a crapy job or not!
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Are you planning on painting on your Honda wing graphics ?
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Are you planning on painting on your Honda wing graphics ?
Dude, no! Don't even try to do that. The oem stickers are expensive, but the amount of time it takes to try to mask those stripes isn't worth it. I tried, and ended up sanding it all off and repainting and then stickers. Indyoem has the best price anywhere. I get dealer disc, and Indyoem comes impressively close to that price.

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well on tapeworks.com they have generic honda wings I figured I could munipulate them to look like the RCs wings
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well on tapeworks.com they have generic honda wings I figured I could munipulate them to look like the RCs wings
Hmmmmm....

That's a possibility...
Just make sure you're ordering from tapeworks.com, not tapeworms.com. Trust me... :,)

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