Gluing plastic posts on side covers?


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Gluing plastic posts on side covers?

Postby faithtalker1 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:43 pm



Ok so the wing I bought is in pretty good shape for a 1995. Seeing how it is 16 years old and all, but I noticed that one of the pins, or pegs or posts whatever you want to call it broke off the side plate cover on the right side and one on the left is barely staying so if I remove again I will have to do something with it because it is about to break as well. I tried 2 part epoxy on the right side post which just so happened to be still stuck in the grommet. I mixed it well glued it and let it set over night. I then needed back into that side and it broke off again. I did scuff it up a little before I glued it. Has anyone had any experience with gluing any of the plastics on their wing and had any luck with a particular type of glue. I am thinking gorilla glue as I used it on a hot tube jet one time and over a year later I changed the jet to a swirl on as opposed to a fixed one and even with the hot water flowing through it and it being wet and changing temps fairly steady you could not get it apart where it was glued. This is my next try unless someone out there has had better luck with a particular product?



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Re: Gluing plastic posts on side covers?

Postby riffraff » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:25 pm

Your bike's not that old! Have you tried looking for used side panels? They should be easier and cheaper than the panels on my 83. You might even be able to order new ones fromthe dealer. Don't know till ya try!

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Re: Gluing plastic posts on side covers?

Postby racing chevy 67 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:58 am

had the same problem,,,,,I used JB weld ,,for the cracked one and also maked one for a missing one,,JB weld did the job,,,, it took some time to make and form one ,,but I did it and both worked great.....When making one ,,you can sand and file it ...

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Re: Gluing plastic posts on side covers?

Postby joew7139 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:06 am

It should be ABS plastic as I think all of the Wings are so i would think that ABS cement would be best to use. I have read a lot of posts on here about repairing fairings and other body parts that way.

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Re: Gluing plastic posts on side covers?

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:07 am

Epoxy (and JB Weld is epoxy) is the wrong thing to fix the plastic on our Wings. All plastic on Goldwings is ABS. Go to your hardware store and buy some ABS cement (in the plumbing section). Remove ALL traces of epoxy, and then apply it to both the post and where the post is to fit. You'll want to hold the post in place tightly for some time, and I like to let it cure for a good day or two before using it again.

Epoxy just bonds to the ABS, and can break free. ABS cement actually chemically melts the plastic, so that when it hardens, it isn't just stuck together, it physically becomes one piece of plastic again.

Some people have drilled a small hole in both the base and the pin, and then inserted a small finishing nail before melting them together with ABS cement, just to give it a little bit of extra strength.

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Re: Gluing plastic posts on side covers?

Postby faithtalker1 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:21 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Epoxy (and JB Weld is epoxy) is the wrong thing to fix the plastic on our Wings. All plastic on Goldwings is ABS. Go to your hardware store and buy some ABS cement (in the plumbing section). Remove ALL traces of epoxy, and then apply it to both the post and where the post is to fit. You'll want to hold the post in place tightly for some time, and I like to let it cure for a good day or two before using it again.

Epoxy just bonds to the ABS, and can break free. ABS cement actually chemically melts the plastic, so that when it hardens, it isn't just stuck together, it physically becomes one piece of plastic again.

Some people have drilled a small hole in both the base and the pin, and then inserted a small finishing nail before melting them together with ABS cement, just to give it a little bit of extra strength.


Thank you that sounds very reasonable and very good to know that it is abs. Therefore being a contractor I know exactly what you are talking about, now I know this will work great, thanks again.

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Re: Gluing plastic posts on side covers?

Postby brettchallenger » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:54 pm

There are specialist plastic (weld) repairers too who can probably help, they spend their time doing fairing repairs and plastic bumpers(or whatever they are called in the US) on cars etc but will probably be more than happy to look at your problem.
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Re: Gluing plastic posts on side covers?

Postby dkorody » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:34 am

ive welded them a solder iron find som scrap abs make sure to pin it after

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Re: Gluing plastic posts on side covers?

Postby Ghostman » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:08 am

http://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/46037/123908
Also just saw this on Cyclemax's web site. This will be good news for a lot of GL1500 owners.




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