Radiator Plastic Grill Repair

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Radiator Plastic Grill Repair

Post by okie2ee »

Thought I would share my experience regarding the repair of my radiator plastic grill. I had noticed that one of the tabs was broken on the grill, so I decided to remove the grill for repairs. I then discovered that both tabs were broken. I made the repair using a technique that I have used on my car to repair a torn front bumper cover. This repair has been holding up for over 6 months now.

This is a picture of the tab showing where the breaks occurred on the tab. I used Super Glue to hold the pieces in place for the repair. This picture was taken after I had epoxied the metal to the tabs.

This is a picture of the metal material that I used, aluminum flashing commonly used for roofing.

This is the J B Weld Plastic Bonder epoxy that I used for the repair. There are a number of different epoxies that look similar. The Plastic Bonder is designed for plastic to metal bonding.

This is a picture of the metal tabs epoxied to the plastic tabs.

This is a picture of the tabs after I drilled a hole thru the old tab opening and then used a utility knife to carve out the remaining material.


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Re: Radiator Plastic Grill Repair

Post by RockportDave »

That’s a nice fix.
1999 GL1500SE 5th Goldwing through the years
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