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post #1 of 8 Old 09-30-2009, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Plastic Tab Broken...Plastic Weld or JB weld or buy new part

I was working on the VEE. I was doing wiring when I leaned against the left cowling(I think) The black part of the left cowling, a tab broke. It may have been an example of over tightening also. The black part unbolts. Is the tab fixable or just order the black part. I'm doing a voltage meter, dual headlight relay and some driving lights. This has become a huge example of mission creep.
So plastic weld(I have never done it before), will JB weld/other stuff work or see if I can buy the part.




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post #2 of 8 Old 09-30-2009, 06:51 PM
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It better be great stuff, because that website is so amateurish I think they're daring you to send them money.

To the OP, I've used plastic repair resin on several pieces of trim I've broken on the Vee, with good success.

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Unless I'm mistaken (it's happened before once or twice) that is abs plastic. In which case, abs pipe glue works very well. It has to be specific for abs pipe, though, not the multipurpose stuff.

Still, hopefully Pat or someone will chime in that it is indeed made of abs. I wouldn't go ahead and use it until I knew for sure. The fairing on my Concours is abs, and I have repaired many a broken tab there.

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Itz good stuff...

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It better be great stuff, because that website is so amateurish I think they're daring you to send them money.
Review here http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthread...t&Number=11885

I've used it to fix a Beemer fairing with a chunk missing, and have fixed a few other plastic things with it. Worked as advertised and tough as hell. I had to do something, it ain't like you can run down to the dealership and buy a new lower fairing for a 1985 BMW R80RT in Yukon Blue.

Course that may not be enough to overcome the sin of a less-than-cutting-edge web site.

OK, screw it, buy a new piece.

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Permatex makes a product called Perma-Poxy. It's a 5 minute plastic weld designed for ABS. It comes in a 2 sided plunger/applicator. Squeeze, mix and apply. It's that easy. I've used it and it works very well. About $5 I believe.

The other option is from Quarical. They make fairing repair products. My brother has used their stuff and swears by it. It's a bit pricey, but better than buying a new part. Bro tells me it chemically bonds the material and makes it as good as new. http://www.quarical.com/

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I was hoping to fix and play instead of wait for the stuff, fix then play.
I'm hoping to fix everything today or not.
I'm down to driving lights and plastic repair.
Ironically everything will apart again next week for coolant change and valve check.




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Permatex Stuff worked great.




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