How to Repair Motorcycle Fairings
If you have had damage to your motorcycle fairings and like most dont have the money to just go out and buy a brand new set. There are ways to repair them on your own so dont loose hope. Here are a few tips on how to repair them at little cost.
Plastic welding or hot fusion repair is the best and quickest method for repairing cracks and breaks on common motorbike plastics . Because the weld reaches full strength within minutes of being complete it can be bent and the strength tested immediately and will not come undone due to temperature solvents or reactive chemicals later on, unlike some glues and epoxies.
1.Clean the fairing surfaces before doing any work removing all dirt and grime.
2.Use a soldering iron melt the plastic pushing the plastic inward toward the cracked or damaged area. Push from all directions inward till the crack or damaged area is mended together. Pushing deeply helps to create a deeper mend.
3.Let the plastic dry completely till it hardens before continuing to the next step.
4.Use fine sand paper to smooth out all repaired areas till they blend with the fairing contours.
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