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post #1 of 6 Old 03-30-2017, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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What is the best glue to mend our polypropylene fairings?

I've googled and found something called Q bond that one video swore by. Is there anything store bought like Loctite or JB Weld plastic glue that is good? When I went down at 25 mph in the sand it popped the right tank fairing off the radiator. It was a smooth separation so now I need to glue the plastic pieces back to the fairing. I heard our fairings are made of polypropylene and not easy to glue. I think Loctite and JB weld have some good ones but if q bond is the way to go I'll order it on ebay. Thanks again for answering my million questions.
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I think there is a way to weld it with the kit places like Eastwood have. But there's a learning curve with those kits, might be better and cheaper to have it professionally done.

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Jb weld for plastic. Scuff the surrounding area really well with 60-80 grit then wash the scuffed area with soap and water. Rinse very well then wipe the area with alcohol. Mix up the jb weld for plastic (2 part epoxy) and apply a nice thin layer brushing it around the scuffed area well. Worked on a gas tank I repaired very well

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Get some fiberglass mesh tape about 2" wide. Apply the epoxy you are using to the area you scuff up on the back side. Then apply the mesh over the joint and then some more epoxy on top of the mesh. This adds lots of strength and has worked well for me.
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Get some fiberglass mesh tape about 2" wide. Apply the epoxy you are using to the area you scuff up on the back side. Then apply the mesh over the joint and then some more epoxy on top of the mesh. This adds lots of strength and has worked well for me.
Completely forgot that part that adds a great deal of strength

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Dryer sheet have been holding up pretty good

forum wont let me post the link, youtube: wanderingbeast motorcycle fairing fix

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Iv also had good luck melting zip ties as a plastic welding
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