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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to the people at this forum.

I did a search on plastic repair, went and got some black ABS cement, and ABS Cleaner, Oatey part#30779, and things worked perfectly. My local Lowes did not have the Oatey part#30999 ABS cement, but did have the cleaner. So I went to Ace Hardware and they had no Oatey products, but did have what they said to be the same thing in the store brand. Ace ABS cement medium body black #44055.
I took the top half of the trunk off, cleaned the cracks in the bottom half, glued them and replaced the top. I am very happy.

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thanks for doing the research and sharing it! i can add that to my list of repair methods.

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I fixed my the cracks in my bags and trunk with a soldering gun. Just clean the dirt off the area and match up the crack. Melt the joint as far thru as you can in a few places. Let it cool. Then do some on the other side. Fill in the rest of crack and your go to go. If you can find some of the same plastic that is not used,(unused brackets come in handy) You can use it as filler.

I've fixed plastic radiators the same way. You just have to be careful to get all the antifreeze of. Carb cleaner works good here. I even fixed my broken plastic pool pump and filter this way. Extra filler material and penitration is the key for a good repair. I hope this helps someone save a little.

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You can actually buy an ABS welder. It is like a heatgun with a special tip that you insert abs rods to weld with. This is the best method and will repair as strong as new.

The ABS pipe glue works ok, but it won't always hold unless you can really coat the pieces. It is really only made to bond two pieces together. so if you can apply another piece over the crack and glue it that will work better.

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I did a pile of plastic repair on my GL1100I using ABS glue and fiberglass cloth. Works great and really strong after it dries completely.
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softshoes has it right on that, repairs with the glue can have fiberglass layered into it before it sets up too much.

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Are these still the best ideas on repairing a crack on a trunk lid? I found a little crack on the back corner (form rear of bike),of the lid and want to stop it from running. don't think there is enough room to add plastic as it is lip that seals.

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I have used this method Buy some abs plastic (I got a couple of unions the file them down to get shavings) Take your abs glue and mix in the shavings make a good paste out of it and apply it to your crack it will bond the abs and give it more reinforcement.I fixed a crack in the bottom of my saddle bag and it works good . Hal

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I have used this method Buy some abs plastic (I got a couple of unions the file them down to get shavings) Take your abs glue and mix in the shavings make a good paste out of it and apply it to your crack it will bond the abs and give it more reinforcement.I fixed a crack in the bottom of my saddle bag and it works good . Hal

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thanks will give it a try. in another post i was looking for a left side cover for my 85 limited as mine fell off and was run over, i found a replacement stud and they came with JB weld which i'll try to fix the panel.

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