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Create Missing Pieces on Cracked and Broken Street Bike Fairing

Create Missing Pieces on Cracked and Broken Street Bike Fairing


Motorcycle plastics are often discarded because
small pieces of plastic are broken and missing. We will recreate the missing piece on this side so
that it matches the piece on the opposite side. Prepare for the repair by transferring the
PlastiFix liquid into the applicator bottle. Unscrew the top from the applicator bottle. Push the tip sideways until it breaks free. Use the pipette that was included with your PlastiFix kit to transfer the liquid to the applicator bottle. Continue until the applicator bottle is full. When the bottle is full, replace
the tip by snapping it into place. Install the needle onto the applicator bottle by pressing
it onto the tip, then remove the needle cover. Use a rotary tool with a teardrop shaped cutting bit to remove the paint where the PlastiFix will be applied. Grind away some of the plastic so
that after the PlastiFix is applied, the surface will be flush with the surrounding plastic. Apply aluminum body tape to the backside,
and use a body spreader to get a good seal of the tape to the plastic. Use the body spreader to help put a
small bend in the edge of the tape. This will help keep the PlastiFix contained. Sprinkle a layer of powder onto
the tape and the repair area. It helps to get the piece as horizontal as possible
to keep the powder from running off of the area. After the powder is applied, squeeze the liquid
applicator bottle to apply liquid on top of the powder until the powder is saturated. Continue layering the powder and liquid
until the desired thickness is achieved. Allow PlastiFix to cure fully before
removing the aluminum body tape. On the backside we are going to create
additional strength to the repair with fiberglass tape. Cut a piece of fiberglass drywall tape that will fit
the repair area, and press the tape into place. Just as was done on the opposite side, layer the powder and liquid until the desired thickness is achieved. Allow the PlastiFix to cure fully. The PlastiFix will be rough and will need
to be shaped and contoured. A pencil and ruler will assist with
grinding to the proper shape. Use die grinders and sanders to reshape
the PlastiFix to the proper shape. Tape a piece of paper to the undamaged piece and
use a pencil or a crayon to get a rubbing of the shape. Cut the shape out of the paper and flip the paper over. This is the contour that we need to transfer
to the damaged part. Set the paper aside for now. Use a DA sander with 180 grit sandpaper to smooth
the transition from the paint into the damaged area. Tape into place the shape that was cut earlier. This gives an idea of how much
filler will need to be applied. Mix and apply epoxy filler to the area until the height
of the filler follows the contour of the paper. Allow time for the filler to cure
fully and then sand the filler. After sanding, you may find some
low spots that need to be filled. When the filler is fully cured, sand it
smooth with 320 grit sandpaper. You can see here that excess material has
been built up and needs to be removed. Use a high-speed die grinder with a cutting burr
or a rotary tool with a teardrop shaped cutting bit to remove the excess repair material. Continue removing the excess repair material
until the desired thickness is achieved. The thickness now closely matches the original
thickness and is ready to prime and paint. Sand any area where the primer will
be applied with 320 grit sandpaper. Tight spots may need to be sanded by hand. Apply a high build flexible primer
surfacer and allow time for it to dry. With 320 grit sandpaper, sand the primer until the entire part has a smooth finish that is ready for a topcoat. Apply the topcoat according to the
paint manufacturer’s recommendations. Here we are applying a base coat and clear coat. Here is how the area looked before and after
it was repaired with PlastiFix from Polyvance.

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31 thoughts on “Create Missing Pieces on Cracked and Broken Street Bike Fairing

  1. Great Video. Looks to me like you've taken finely ground down abs and acetone to make sort of a quick drying solution. Thanks for the body tips!

  2. It's not the same material…it will eventually crack…and they know it…waste of money and time …buy a used undamaged one and paint it

  3. thats great and all but the true quality of the repair wont show until the light is back in the hole. thats what i and probably everyone else wanted to see

  4. I find it amazing that so many wont even look into something before making BS comparisons to things like baking soda and CA adhesive. I will be getting some of this and taking it to my Fiero club (and kit car) friends for repair that will be better than fiber glassing most likely. I have been using Plexxus epoxy for my repairs and this for smaller areas may even be better.

    Baking Soda and CA dry brittle and very hard. It does not do well in high vibration applications.

  5. Супер клей + сода или соль. Тот же самый эффект только дешевле

  6. Well crap lol I’ve been plastic welding and filling and etc for the past 3 years finally found something that is more efficient and create what I need , a must get for sure

  7. Dafuq is with this music? The thing you are doing is like a calm, creative, patient activity, but u got heavy metal in the background… Its like watching a vegan eat a McDonald's cheeseburger.

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