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Old 06-13-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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what is the best way to fix cracks in the plastic front body?? will jointing compound work or will it just come out because of the flexability of the plastic? i tried using the search field and couldn't get it to lead me to any topics on this.. i sorry if this has been covered already
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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here are some pics of it and what about the hole??
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:34 PM   #3
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Plastic can be "welded" using a plastic welding kit. They sell them at harbor freight tools, and other places. It will melt the plastic and you can add more plastic material during the process, to bond the two points back together and fill it in, then sand it smooth and repaint if desired. You can use the same setup to fill small holes. Just put something behind the hole so the material doesn't just sag or flow out the back, fill it in, and sand smooth and paint.

For a less attractive repair, just to keep it from spreading, drill the end of the crack so it has a nice smooth round hole, then drill small holes on both sides of the crack, and use wire ties to hold the area together, and keep it from flexing and cracking more. It's a common practice in the motorcycle/atv world to fix plastics, but I don't recommend it.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:13 PM   #4
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thanks i'll look for the welding kit a harbor freight......i just saw the custom painted bodies for a very reasonable price in another thread every time i look for something on here i end up wanting something else......
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Here's a link to all the plastic welding systems harbor freight sells - http://search.harborfreight.com/cpis...weld&Submit=Go
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:43 PM   #6
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thanks i have an old soldering iron that might work
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:21 AM   #7
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There are 2part epoxies that can be used to fix plastics also, checking with a auto paint supplier about this may help.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:18 AM   #8
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There are 2part epoxies that can be used to fix plastics also, checking with a auto paint supplier about this may help.
what he said try to find SEM the best out there for plastic in my opinion.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:35 AM   #9
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GP, that Yami in your avatar looks really good. I'd like to see some more pic's of that under member's rides.

Back to cracked plastic.....

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Old 06-15-2009, 09:13 AM   #10
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GP, that Yami in your avatar looks really good. I'd like to see some more pic's of that under member's rides.

Back to cracked plastic.....
spriddle were have you been that cart is old news
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