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I saw a thread somewhere on ABS plastic repair but can't find it. Anybody have a good product for crack repairin Hondaline saddlebags?

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Hi, on my side I've been sucessfull with Permatex pastic epoxy available in car store. I think it's the same as Devcon plastic welder.


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For ABS plastic Honda fairings and bags it's hard to beat the black ABS solvent/cement like this one from Oatey. I have done a number of repairsusing ABS scrap pieces or back-up laminations (with fiberglass cloth) using this product and the results have always been as strong or stronger than the original. I've yet to have a failure on any repairs. Technique is important, though.


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+1 on the black ABS Cement.

I've even used a soldering gun to 'solder' a piece of ABS into a 2" hole on the backside of a saddlebag and then finished it with the cement. Have to look to find it.


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Yep, ANY hardware/plumbing supply store should have ABS cement. The only complaint I have with it is the same as with PVC cement "bottles"... I HATE THAT BIG BALL THEY USE AS A BRUSH THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE TOP.


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ABS glue, fiberglass drywall 2" tape cut to fit it bends nicely to fit angles model brush to apply best in light layers

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If it's just a crack you could try what I did. I didn't want to have to paint so I used Bondini 2 and then backed up the work on the inside with JB Weld.

The crack shows up white after waxing. Otherwise...

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I saw a thread somewhere on ABS plastic repair but can't find it. Anybody have a good product for crack repairin Hondaline saddlebags?
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Plastex is the product I have used over the years and I love it.

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