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    Body work questions.

    Hello everyone. I pulled my Turbo out and cleaned it up. In the process I got to thinking about what it would take to try and fix up the little dings it has on the body work. From what I was told when I got it, sometime in the past it was on the center stand on dirt and so it fell onto the right side when the stand sunk. First thing I had to do with this bike actually was to replace the right turn signal.

    Now I thought I would ask and see if any one here has had any luck repairing the fairings. I was thinking of buying some fiberglass repair kits to try and patch up the holes and cracks, then later would plan on getting all new decals so I could sand and repaint.

    What you guys think? That a good way to go? Anyone else tried anything in the past that worked?


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    Those parts are plastic.
    A plastic welder kit would be better and stronger.
    Check out Sidecar Bobs "never ending build" thread on how he repaired his fairings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCR View Post
    Those parts are plastic.
    A plastic welder kit would be better and stronger.
    Plastics are very different.
    Not all plastics can be weld. Only the thermoplastic plastics can be weld.
    For the weldable plastics it always needs the right stuff (welding stick) to weld.

    Try the search function. You can find a lot of postings about to "repair fairing" as a keyword.

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    As an example: Maybe a cheap tool to weld plastics.


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    Not a welding stick is used but a stainless steel net..(Good idea.)

    I welded hundreds of meters (Containers, filter housings, pipes, etc) with this method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guelli02 View Post
    Plastics are very different.
    Not all plastics can be weld. Only the thermoplastic plastics can be weld.
    Especially when you consider that the CX500 Turbo fairings are fiberglass laminate
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    This is a cheap way to add strength to the inside of the faring with damage. It is like putty and will not run and can be built up to a thick structure, remove paint so it will stick , in Lowes plumbing department under $6 for 4 oz., about half as much cost for similar products.https://www.lowes.com/pd/Oatey-Fix-I...-Putty/3132883
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pim205GTI View Post
    Especially when you consider that the CX500 Turbo fairings are fiberglass laminate
    So it's much easier to repair.
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    Yeah. I repaired an ABS fairing from an Interstate model using methods I had read about on the Naked GoldWings forum (dissolve pieces of ABS in acetone for filler and use ABS pile cement for bonding). It worked well on ABS bit is totally inappropriate for fibreglass (as a fibreglass/epoxy repair would be on ABS).
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    @Sidecar Bob.

    dissolve pieces of ABS in acetone for filler and use ABS pile cement for bonding
    What a good idea !

    How did You detect that it is ABS ?
    You let burn a little piece of the stuff burn watched the flame and smell the taste ?

    An other hint for cracks:
    On the end of a crack it's recommended to set a 2mm bore.
    That avoids that the crack goes further/continues.

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    Here's what I did. How to repair a fairing I repeat that this is for ABS, not fibreglass so it won't help machinshin.
    I did not detect that my fairing is ABS. Someone with a better knowledge of plastics than me figured out that GoldWing bodywork is ABS many years ago and it is common knowledge on the GoldWing forums. Many others before me repaired or modified GoldWing bodywork using most of those methods. I think the only thing I figured out myself was to use the bumper repair epoxy for small holes.
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