Join Date: Jun 2005
Motorcycle: (3) 1st gen 750's; (2) 1st gen 1100's; 90 7/11; 05 RMZ-450; 83 Honda CB1000C; 78 Yamaha DT 175E; 89 HD 883 Sporty; 98 KX250; 85 ATC 125M; 04 Polaris Predator 500; and a few kids quads.
Plastex repair kit endorsement.
Okay, we were talking about this in another thread and I thought it probably deserved a new one so here it is. This is the best stuff I have used so far to repair plastic. I use it in conjunction with the Bondo bumper repair kit that I used before. The problem with the Bondo kit is that it got soft when heated - like around the oil cooler and exhaust - so it was good for smallt cracks or abrasions, but not full fledged screw ups. The Plastex is excellent for that kind of work as you can see in the photos below. It is a little more difficult to sand, and it can leave some voids. What I do is repair both sides of the crack with Plastex and then used the Bondo to even out the surface and fill small voids. The results are pretty good. Some of the photos below still have voids that I have not fixed yet, and sorry, but I do not have any before pics. But, you can see how much of the area was repaired. On one upper, both ears were broke off - one came from a red bike so that one is not going to be as fast as it used to be, but it's better than no ear. The other only had one ear broken off - but it was missing parts that I filled in with Plastex - some as large as a dime. Both had the large crack down the handlebar area with several other smaller cracks in the same area that are typical of many crashes. Most reasonable people would have said these were worthless. Use the stuff like the instructions say and it's fool proof and strong.
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