The Best Way To Repair Plastic Motorcycle Parts

Introduction

Have you had your some motorcycle parts broken?

Don’t throw them away yet because you can make them look like new within only 10 minutes. I was in your position just yesterday, and fortunately, I succeeded in fixing them. Due to extreme excitement, I cannot keep it to myself. And that is why in this article today, I will share with you how to repair plastic motorcycle parts with very simple methods. If you are having the same trouble as I did, this article will save you a lot of money.

1. How to fix cracks and small holes?

What you will need to follow this tutorial:

  • The broken motorcycle part
  • Super stick glue
  • Tapes

How to do it:

Step 1: Clean the part

When you already unbind the component you want to repair, it’s best to have a little cleaning. Because we are going to use glue later, dust, mud, dirty spots, or anything around the cracks or holes can decrease its effectiveness. So it may not bring the result that you desire. Cleaning the part up is the very first thing you should do.


Step 2: Stabilize the cracks and holes

To make the component come back to its original form, you need to hold it still. It means that the two sides of the crack should stay in line. Using the tape is an optimal choice in this situation. Just stick it tightly on the outside of your component until you see the sides fit like a glove. And if there is any hole, cover it with the tape as well.


Step 3: Spilling the glue

When the cracks and holes are perfectly shaped, it’s time to transform your component into the way it was. Take out the glue bottles and spill each drop on the cracks until you don’t see them anymore. That’s when they are fully covered, and you can wait for the glue to dry. It’s going to take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the type of glue.

If you want the cracks and holes to be mended well, you should use special glue for plastic. According to my experiences, these are the best types in the market:

  • Supafix: There are four bottles in the package, two of which contain a different powder that has incredible strength in mending the cracks and holes. It can fill in all types of shapes and quickly make the hole disappear.
  • Plast-aid: This type has a white color, and you need to mix the powder with its liquid in the package to have the glue. It’s thin, flexible, and easy to use. I think it’s a perfect choice for all types of plastic.
  • Epoxy: My first impression of this kind is that it looks like gum. And there are two big bottles, which contain two different compositions that you need to knead them like clay to make the glue. Although it sounds quite funny, this glue works excellently and fixes your cracks within less than a minute.

Those are some brands that you can take advantage. However, whichever you use, wear gloves to protect your skin. Glues for plastic are much stronger than that for paper, and they can cause undesirable irritant for your skin.



Step 4: Take off the tape

When the glue is dry, you can remove the tape. Remember to do it slowly because we don’t want anything to get broken again. The glue has probably got hardened, but a slow pace is still better to avoid possible risks.And after the tape is taken off, you can see your brand new component once again.


2. How to fix huge holes (larger than 4 fingers) ?

Glues are fantastic. Nevertheless, with significant holes, they can cost you a fortune. There is no need to be wasted like that and this second method will tell you how to save your money.

What you will need to follow this tutorial:

  • The broken motorcycle part
  • Fiberglass cloth (as large as the hole)
  • Resin
  • Polyester body filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Paintbrush

How to do it:

Step 1: Clean the part

Just like the previous method, cleaning is still the very first and necessary movement to do. And you probably know the reason why.


Step 2: Sticking the fiberglass cloth

This is why I wrote that this method could save you tons of money. Fiberglass cloth is very cheap and can be found anywhere. You can ask your neighbor or look for it in the trash cans around your neighborhood.

I’m sure there will be some pieces. Otherwise, if you don’t find any, you can buy it easily on Amazon.com or eBay with about 3 to 5 dollars each roll.

When you have a proper piece, place it nicely in the hole and try to cover all of the space. Remember to stretch it optimally on the hole; otherwise, your component will have a significant dent or protrusion on its body. Then, use the paintbrush to spread the resin on and around the cloth.

Resin has a high-quality adhesion so that you will find your fabric stick very tightly to the broken part. After the first layer is dry, you can add some more to make sure it stays in the right position.

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Step 3: Applying the body filler

After the cloth is ready and gets hardened, the next mission is to mend the hole. Just use another paintbrush and do it just like the previous step. But instead of using resin, you will apply the polyester body filler that has been prepared. Spread it outside and inside of your component, where the hole takes place until you see no aperture left.

Now, just wait for it to get dry again. In case you don’t know which brands of body filler to choose, this video can help you:


Step 4: Fix the outlook

When the hole is mended, you can create a better look for it and transform it into its former circumstance. Rub the sandpaper on the surface of the component, where redundant traces of the body filler are spilled. And if you have paint which has the same color with your motorcycle part, use it to cover the body filler. I’m sure the entire component will look like new after you do this step.


Conclusion

And that is everything I would like to share with you in my article today. I hope you have gained practical knowledge for yourself after reading. So if you have any questions or comments, leave them down below, and I will answer them as soon as possible.

And if you like my writing, do share it with others. I believe they will love these methods as much as you do.To sum up, thank you for reading my how-to article, and I will see you in my subsequent ones. Goodbye.

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