Repairing cracked fairing


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joethans
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Repairing cracked fairing

Postby joethans » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:38 am



Hey guys,

I recently picked up a gl1100 and have been fixing it up. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to patch up this cracked fairing?

Really appreciate it.
-Joe



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Wilcoy02
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Re: Repairing cracked fairing

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:45 am

Black abs glue. Getting hard to find.

You can also make a solution with acetone and black plastic pipe. Add black shaving until you get a goo solution. Drill a small hole at the end of each crack. put some goo on the crack and it fixes the crack pretty strong .

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PoolDude
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Re: Repairing cracked fairing

Postby PoolDude » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:34 am

I don't know about how it's hard to find the black ABS glue as it's carried in every home improvement store. As to making your own, MEK works better or use clear PVC pipe primer. Leave the mixture a little thin so that it can penetrate the crack better. There is also a two part plastic welder that also does pretty good. Make sure you are working with plastic fairings and not fiberglass as the repair techniques are different. You can also get sheet ABS that you can use re-enforce cracks and soft spots.

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Re: Repairing cracked fairing

Postby dingdong » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:47 am

Here is another thread regarding this problem. Read through. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3246
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joethans
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Re: Repairing cracked fairing

Postby joethans » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:48 am

Thanks! I'll give that a try

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Re: Repairing cracked fairing

Postby PastoT » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:14 pm

Google "Plastex". I've used this ABS plastic repair kit to fix a lot of things, fairing and fenders included.


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