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Old 09-27-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-27-2007, 10:43 PM   #2
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

Some more shots. One of these had been plastic welded and then cracked right in the same spot. If I had wasted my money painting it I would have been pissed. One of the ears was in at least 20 small pieces and I was able to put them all together with this kit. I used the standard kit that sells for $29.95. I still have some left even after fixing the plastic on a friends R6 that he recently busted up. I would say I still have half of it left at this point - or close to it. I use more liquid than powder I think. Buy the small kit for little scratches, and the standard kit for bigger repairs. Buy the shop kit if you have a shop, a lot of busted up plastic, or if you just crash regularly for fun and lack of anything better to do.

Here's the link to the store. If they go public I'm buying stock! http://home.att.net/~g.t.motorsports/store.html
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:45 PM   #3
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

I have a few sets of lowers and some mids to do also. The fact that I am still using the stuff on other bodywork should be enough to convince most of you as to the amount of faith I have in it. It's da shizzle.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:15 AM   #4
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

This is just the thing for my bike. How do you make up for the missing pieces? You said you had to fill in a dine shaped piece.

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Old 09-28-2007, 06:33 AM   #5
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

Thanks Eric, just got a set of mids and lowers for the 1st gen . It has the yosh mid vents already installed. The lowers have some hideous repairs done and damage and the infamous "Bulge" area. I have been wanting to hear of a product like this.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:31 AM   #6
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

Voids can be filled in using just the powder for small areas like the dime sized one I talked about, or for larger areas (like the lowers) the powder can be reinforced with some screen, mesh, or fiberglass weave. Oh yeah, I got my hands on a set of vents too and I'm going to try to make a mold for them. If I get it right I'll make a few extra.
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:54 PM   #7
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

That poor 1100 paint skeem that someone painted blue & white over . Good info Eric ! Im sure it will come handy in the future .
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:16 PM   #8
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

Well, it did have some blue in it to start with. Actually, it was only about 4 inches of it that was from the 1100, the rest is all 87 750 - and Plastex.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:29 AM   #9
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

most excellent! you can practice on my split in half 86 upper next...

i hope that shattered blue/white 86 that i gave you comes in handy for parts. if anyone could use it, you could.
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

Long..."20 small pieces"
You have the patience of a saint!
You must be a jigsaw puzzle wizzard as well?
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:53 PM   #11
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

Here are some of my repair work . Top fairing was missing a part of the hand guard. I used plastec and fiberglass mat.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:58 AM   #12
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

unless I missed it . Where can you get this stuff?
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:32 PM   #13
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they have a web site
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:05 PM   #14
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:26 PM   #15
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

Right on! Thanks Eric! As you can see,I was finally able to open this thread! That stuff seems to work VERY well. Is it pretty strong? Should I reinforce the stud? It broke cleanly off(the stud,the reinfored plastic that attaches the stud to the body) so I've got the stud and the semi-circular stress-bearing backing that was molded to the body(damn! I wish I knew how to post pics!).
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:22 PM   #16
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

just ordered the plastex to repair damage from the previous owner... he dropped it in a parking lot when he thought the kickstand was down


anyone know about how long it takes to get here?
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

I have a dime sized hole in one of my lowers.... would the small kit be enough to fix it?
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I have a dime sized hole in one of my lowers.... would the small kit be enough to fix it?
I did 3 uppers, 4 mids, a couple lowers, and a couple tails with the standard kit. I'd say you will be fine with the small kit for the repair you are talking about. But why not have a little extra on hand?

The delivery was a couple days for mine.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:55 PM   #19
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iff you put a piece of masking /duct tape on one side of hole and lay the hole flat you can fill it up,
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:12 AM   #20
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Re: Plastex repair kit endorsement.

Definitely cool stuff. I used the mouldable rubber piece to make a mould for a missing tab, made a whole new tab. It even had an indentation for the screw hole so it was cake to drill it out.
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