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post #1 of 3 Old 09-10-2016, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Mighty Putty is no joke

8 years ago when my 08 KLR was brand new I learned a quick lesson about using the stock tires in mud. Suffice it to say I broke the fairing right around where the bolt goes through on the left side where it bolts to the radiator. Having received Mighty Putty for Christmas from my mother-in-law and laughing It Off my wife suggested to me in my moment of despair the Mighty Putty could fix it. So I decided to give it a shot I followed the instructions Plus I knew that I would have to rough up the surface considerably for it to stick well. I chose the tip of my pocket knife to make deep gouges in a cross-hatched pattern on the back of the fender we're all the cracks were. There was a large crack at least half way around the bolt Hole. I'm posting this because I was just recently doing my valves and putting it back together and I saw this Mighty Putty on here and had to have a laugh figured I would share it with you guys. This putty survived despite going down 4 times at least on this side and I slid sideways into the side of a pickup truck on this side and then went down on this side and yet the Mighty Putty is stronger than the stock plastic. All I can say is for someone who regularly uses industrial epoxies at work I think this stuff actually performed better than anything else as messed up as that sounds. Enjoy the pics

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-10-2016, 06:42 AM
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You can tell you did it by analyzing the finger prints. Good info to keep in mind for future use. Thanks for posting.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-10-2016, 07:01 AM
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Ironically similar story here too.
Same cracks propagating from same location for same reason.

That was just funny reflecting on how I too kept bouncing off of the
ground and thinking "I'm gonna clean up that plastic one of these days".
At our request, the previous homeowner left everything here as they were
moving to a retirement deal. They were apologizing about all the stuff and
their kids didn't want 90% of it either. (Big score for the Cheapster)
I inherits a full garage wall of goodies including some two part epoxy resin.
This stuff was so old school it was in two 4 oz mini paint can type of containers,
and 2/3 rusted can and lids at that. Under those lil' prytops was some goop
of two different colors and the garage immediately smelled like a bodyshop.

That stuff is as strong as friggin' titanium. LOL Smeared up the back of the cracks
and still holds like strangely, glue.

That was a ridiculously long and pointless story where this whole
thing could have been done in one sentence.

"I did a similar fix and you are right about a good chemical bond."

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