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Best glue for parts?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:57 pm
by hap2
My left front air deflector fell off going about 30 mph. I managed to go back & pick it up, but what's the best glue or bast way to secure it back in place?

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:46 am
by WingAdmin
hap2 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:57 pm
My left front air deflector fell off going about 30 mph. I managed to go back & pick it up, but what's the best glue or bast way to secure it back in place?
What part are you referring to as the air deflector?

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:31 am
by hap2
I dunno how to send u a picture in this forum, but I could if I had tour email addy

https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1500se-go ... xqP-VVKj4E

It's #13 on that fisch (product # 64284MN5000ZC)

It's cracked & busted where the screw is to hold it on

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:37 am
by dvjoiner
I used this glue got on e-bay or you can get it on amazon , fix was stronger then plastic part, Acrylic PVC ABS Polycarbonate Plastics Adhesive Glue Cement Clear 5 Oz Tube link for e-bay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Acrylic-PVC-AB ... 2749.l2649

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:37 am
by WingAdmin
OK, so it's this piece you're talking about:


I would NOT glue this into place. If anything, I would use some ABS and some ABS glue (which is the absolute best thing to use on our ABS body parts) to repair the cracks and the screw tab. An alternative would be to find a replacement part online.

You don't want to glue it in place, because it must be removed in order to remove the side cowl, which has to be removed in order to do a lot of service and maintenance tasks on the bike.

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:45 am
by hap2
Right u r. I just took 2 pics of the part & where it goes on the bike. It is broken by the screw part on the bike. Could this have been caused by the stress of a wide strap around the seat area the poor excuse for a tow truck driver used when he used 8 straps with the kickstand down on his flat deck? Scary. Now I have to have someone check it out for possible damage.

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:31 am
by Erdeniz Umman
Overtorqued screw could cause the damage. A picture of the damage would help us to comment better.

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:07 pm
by CrystalPistol
Don't glue that on, you'll need to remove it for some services.

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:55 pm
by hap2
Ok I won't glue it on, but may have to glue the broken piece of it back together, & and then put it back on

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:18 pm
by Big Blue UK
Can you get Plastex in the US.

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:53 pm
by hap2
I'm in Canada What's your experience with Plastex?

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:45 am
by WingAdmin
I generally use ABS and ABS glue for repairs as it works the best: it's meant for ABS, which is what our body panels are made of.

That said, I did give Plast-aid a try (click for my review, with pictures) and it worked well. It would work reasonably well for building tabs or other pieces that might have been lost. I would not use it for repairs on any piece that might flex, as it would likely break free of the ABS. It is extremely hard and somewhat brittle when it cures, and if the ABS it is bonded to flexes, it would break free. For a part that does not flex, it seemed to be a good repair.

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:05 pm
by FM-USA
FYI for anyone who's having issues with body parts either coming off to easy or simply DON'T want to lose it. (the part), try this.
Carry a small roll of crystal clear packaging tape. Once in place it's almost invisible.
IF you can keep your fingers really clean your fingerprints won't show much. Or before pressing down, knife cut the prints area away.

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Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:20 pm
by Charlie1Horse
DUCK TAPE. :lol: . . If it moves and shouldn't / duck tape--If it doesn't move and should / WD-40.
Just my $0.02
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:23 pm
by hap2
I guess not duck tape, but what do u call the color of a 92 (teal?) And where to get just a bit?

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 pm
by FM-USA
Charlie1Horse wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:20 pm
DUCK TAPE. :lol: . . If it moves and shouldn't / duck tape--If it doesn't move and should / WD-40.
Just my $0.02
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
DUCK TAPE? What, are you quackers?

Re: Best glue for parts?

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:42 pm
by WingAdmin
Or...just replace the grommets with new, soft, pliable ones:

https://cyclemax.com/gl1500_maintenance

(at the bottom of the page)