Repair of ABS plastic


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Repair of ABS plastic

Postby rivetset » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:46 pm



I am looking for the best way to repair a crack in the ABS plastic fairing on my GL1800. Any advise?



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Re: Repair of ABS plastic

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:58 am

It's fairly easy to do - have a read through this thread: Bonding Saddlebag cracks

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Re: Repair of ABS plastic

Postby Ed Z » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:46 am

Get glue designed for ABS and use some type of backing material (fiberglass cloth works) on the inside surface... If it's in two pieces you can use acetone on each edge and hold them together... Once the acetone dries (rather quickly) you'll have a ABS to ABS bond... Need to be real careful about getting acetone on the paint though... Sometimes a Q-tip is a good applicator but you have to work fast (acetone dries quickly)...

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Re: Repair of ABS plastic

Postby zg1286 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:47 pm

Make sure that the ABS cement is black.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-8-oz-A ... TD3QzfNgwc
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Re: Repair of ABS plastic

Postby charliektm400exc » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:46 pm

I got one of these kits.

http://plastex.net

Came with Black, White and clear powder for different applications. The video tutorials on the site helped a lot as well.

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Re: Repair of ABS plastic

Postby Ed Z » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:35 pm

I have used Plastex... It's good stuff, but it is rather expensive (compared to Oatey) and it can be difficult work with cause it cures quite fast... The neat thing about the Oatey is that you can make the mend and then continue to apply more coats to thicken the area that broke (or cracked)... Also, you can purchase thin sheets of ABS on eBay and used it as a backer to further strengthen the joint... The Oatey glue really isn't a type of glue, but rather a liquid ABS plastic... You can make your own if you soak ABS in Acetone...

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Re: Repair of ABS plastic

Postby WOJCIECH » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:07 am

These welders for plastic and all kinds of plastic strips that combines a hot, keeps the original!
http://allegro.pl/spawarka-do-plastiku- ... 71009.html
http://allegro.pl/profile-spoiwo-mix-20 ... 22819.html

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Re: Repair of ABS plastic

Postby flash2002 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:21 am

I just did a repair the other day, all I did was grind some ABS pipe add acetone and mix, I could vary the thickness from runny to paste depending on the job and it works great.

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Re: Repair of ABS plastic

Postby RocketMoto » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:45 am

I first read bout Quarical in Motorcycle Consumer News, some years ago. Great stuff, worth the price.
http://www.fairingfix.com/


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