How To plastic welding my way

8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #41733 by MGF MARK
hi

as there seems lots of broken bumpers ect on here i thought id shair my way of fixing cracked fairing parts so they are stronger than before

i can prove this as my old 600 side panel split when i came off but not at the point where is was repaired before

so here we go

1 cracked fairing




rough up area





place the fine stainless steel mesh




using a soldering iron push the mesh into the plastic but make sure you are on a hard surface to ensure all is level





sand down till level






use paint filler to level the surface and sand down wett and dry 800 grade





finish with top coat






and here is my top fairing that wa totaly split on the left side and had been repaird by some one before but was a poor job so i striped back the filler and plastic welded both sides and filled so here is the before and after and all done with an aresol spray paint






and here is the other side panel painted just have to waight a week before moping to shine (i like mirror finishes lol)







here is my old gixer 600 i lovingly kept for 9 years till i smashed it :( as you can see the side panel did not brake at each of the mounting points





this is what she lookliked just before hitting deisel on the road



9 years of each winter strip to the last nut and bolt and lovingly put back together had lots of fun including ACU ameture racing

mad about cars and bikes :)
if it aint broke dont fix it :)
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8 years 9 months ago #41741 by David Aiketgate
That's a great idea to melt the mesh into the plastic. :broon:

David
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8 years 9 months ago #41746 by rog1963
Might give that a bash on my front bumper when the weather is a bit more reliable. Thanks Mark
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8 years 9 months ago #41754 by bryan young

rog1963 wrote: Might give that a bash on my front bumper when the weather is a bit more reliable. Thanks Mark



Why dont you buy the bumper that Tony has got? you have got to paint yours after your welding and filling anyway? just a thought.

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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #41854 by MGF MARK
it works wonders if you take your time ect some times you can get way withought painting if you get both pices level :broon:

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if it aint broke dont fix it :)

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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #41876 by rog1963

bryan young wrote:

rog1963 wrote: Might give that a bash on my front bumper when the weather is a bit more reliable. Thanks Mark



Why dont you buy the bumper that Tony has got? you have got to paint yours after your welding and filling anyway? just a thought.


I'm thinking along the lines of repair the crack and smooth ... and then some stripes, which won't cost me a penny :woohoo:

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8 years 9 months ago #41878 by bryan young

rog1963 wrote:

bryan young wrote:

rog1963 wrote: Might give that a bash on my front bumper when the weather is a bit more reliable. Thanks Mark



Why dont you buy the bumper that Tony has got? you have got to paint yours after your welding and filling anyway? just a thought.


I'm thinking along the lines of repair the crack and smooth ... and then some stripes, which won't cost me a penny :woohoo:


Now, that is a Cunning Plan!! :yesnod:
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8 years 9 months ago #41883 by MGF MARK

rog1963 wrote:

bryan young wrote:

rog1963 wrote: Might give that a bash on my front bumper when the weather is a bit more reliable. Thanks Mark



Why dont you buy the bumper that Tony has got? you have got to paint yours after your welding and filling anyway? just a thought.


I'm thinking along the lines of repair the crack and smooth ... and then some stripes, which won't cost me a penny :woohoo:


stripes that won't cost a penny why do you make your own :broon:

but yep good idea saves on paint and matching :)

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if it aint broke dont fix it :)

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8 years 9 months ago #41885 by rog1963

MGF MARK wrote:

rog1963 wrote: stripes that won't cost a penny why do you make your own :broon:


We dabble in vehicle sign writing as well. Plenty of vinyl laying around.

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8 years 8 months ago #42023 by Leigh Ping
Added to the bodywork section. Great guide. Thanks Mark. :broon:

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