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Offline Lorien Vale

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Broken Mirror cowel
« on: March 29, 2018, 06:13:36 PM »
Ok did a stupid thing and let it fall over after parking. Right over not just onto the crash bar and so the mirror copped it as well as some scratches on the pannier :cuss :cuss :||||. anyway  got a new glass fitted by the local glass and window people so I can now see where I have been again. The mirror cowl is in my opinion repairable and in fact has been repaired before. So do any of you very knowledgeable chaps know what kind of plastic it is? So I can get an appropriate glue for the job. :bl11
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Re: Broken Mirror cowel
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 08:59:54 PM »
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I plastic welded mine several times using a soldering iron then sanded and filled then painted..  its Honda plastic lol...  :fp
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Offline Lorien Vale

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Re: Broken Mirror cowel
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2018, 09:05:08 AM »
Thanks Johnny. I can go that route I guess. I was going to try gluing first but If I can't identify the plastic it will be hit and miss as to weather it works. :o
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Re: Broken Mirror cowel
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 09:09:17 AM »
If using a soldering iron to repair it is important to use the same type of plastic to fill with. If the plastics are not compatible they will not melt together and will be obvious incompatibility. I think the plastic on the bike is ABS plastic. It is used on many cars as mouldings. I went to a car wreckers repair yard and asked for a plastic section off one of the damaged cars. He gave me a piece for free after explaining to him why I wanted it.
 
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Re: Broken Mirror cowel
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 09:24:11 AM »
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I used a plastic moulding from a Hyundai I was wrecking and melted the plastics together and mixed them well about 2ml each side. It made a good bond. I dropped STranger a few more times  :fp and re-welded the cover 2 or 3 more times, sometimes new cracks, sometimes repeating broken old cracks. eventually I had to get a new cowling because the old one was like a jigsaw puzzle.
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« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 10:16:50 AM by johnnyYTED »
Picton  if it doesn’t flood higher than previous times.
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Re: Broken Mirror cowel
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 03:54:14 PM »
Our own JohnG, who lives in Port Elliot SA. does plastic welding.    You may be able to post it over to him to get it repaired.
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Re: Broken Mirror cowel
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 06:02:20 PM »
Thanks Pete. It appears that the plastic is ABS. so MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) will glue it or it certainly appears to have done at any rate.
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Re: Broken Mirror cowel
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 01:43:20 PM »
You can source mirror cowls though David Silver spares in the UK