Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: In paradise.
Motorcycle: 2001 R1, 2004 GSXR1k
Re: Fixing fairings! Easy?
fibre glass is not the best solution to plastic fairings, sooner or later, it gets vibrates away from the surface it's been applied to. Then you need to sand it right back before you can do it properly.
Avoid using glue for the same reasons, once it fails, it's a bitch to plastic weld properly.
I know of a few people who have used a soldering iron to heat a piece of scrap plastic of the same material, and sort of melted it in - which works ok but looks fugky and again, doesn't survive the longevity test.
Your best bet is whip the fairing piece off, and take it to a plastic welder, for a bit that small Id be surprised if it costs you more than $5 - Im lucky because mate is a plastics fabricator and does all this sort of thing for me when modding or repairing stuff - he also creates what he calls an 'ABS glue' (ABS is the type of plastic most fairings are made of) which he made by melting some abs, and adding some other chemicals and shit, you brush ot pour it on, and its fvckin amazing - you cant buy it though, and he wont tell me the recipe, but I have a jar of it here somewhere - great for small cracks and stuff, and required zero heat, just lightly sand and tip it on.
anyway - best shot, go to a plastic welder