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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by StrokerBoy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:22 am

Nice one. Don't forget to give us full details of the materials/techniques once it's finished. :D

I've had some success with PLASTEX, using it to fill cracks and gaps in broken fairings.

And there's some DIY plastic-welding tips on my site HERE.
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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by JanBros » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:13 am

pepsi wrote: Image
did you jut mould the molten plastic arround it ? then I doubt it will be tough enough once trimed down, as both plastics ain't welded together.

hope I'm wrong though, keep us updated :wink:
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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:16 pm

The black stuff is a molding agent that Plastex sells to allow fabrication of broken tabs etc. You heat it up, it gets all rubbery , then you simply apply it over a tab that is good. Then it hardens to the shape of the tab. The newly formed tab mold is then transferred to the broken area, aligned , there has to be a fill point for the powder and liquid to go in. To be honest this is one of the biggest repairs I have done and I have not opened it up yet. :shock: I'm worried that the powder/liquid flowed deep enough.

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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:40 pm

It did not flow all the way in, but that's not too bad I can just do it over, I tried a little different approach.

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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:43 pm

heres the first attempt

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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:44 pm

heres what happened inside, the liquid could not flow deep enough to reach the powder

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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:52 pm

success!

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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by podman » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:08 pm

Great work mate....

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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:21 pm

Now that I have been working with fiberglass, maybe I should looked into fabricating a reproduction race setup. Too late now :?

It would have been a lot of work :shock:

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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by enduras_wr200 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:45 pm

It's been quite some time since I last logged here, and I completely missed this thread! Great job so far pepsi, I also like the different approach to the whole restoration thing! I've heard/read amazing reviews on Plastex, I have to give it a try someday. Keep up the good work mate,


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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:39 pm

little bike but a lot of parts! I've been sanding for a month!
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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:34 pm

going for a look like this ,

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or this

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with something like this
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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by 500bernie » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:00 pm

That should look really nice (and different) =D>
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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:52 pm

got the white done, I'm throwing some green and blue stripe ideas around.
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Re: After years getting somewhat along

Post by pepsi » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:57 pm

more mock ups with masking tape, the "KR1-S" is a place keeper, I will need to come up with something like it, like maybe " KR-250S".... that might not fit as well , so maybe "KR1-Z" ?
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