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Old 07-04-2012, 5:47 PM   #1
 
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Best body filler to repair fairings?

The previous owner of my bike dropped it from fairly low speed, and there's scratches all up the right lower fairing. What's the best type of body filler to use on fairings? Never done any bodywork before, but my aim over the winter is to respray the whole bike (including tank) a nice white. The faring definitely needs a repair first though. That's if I don't decide to pick up another fairing off ebay first (can't find the stock colour for my bike, but it doesn't matter if it's getting sprayed).
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Re: Best body filler to repair fairings?

You can dissolve ABS plastic in MEK untill its a workable putty. Clean the paint off of the area you're going to apply to, paint the area with MEK and apply the putty. After it hardens you can shape it. I'd suggest you repair the cracks with a hot air plastic welder and ABS rods though. Acetone also dissolves ABS but makes it more brittle... Good luck and watch you don't get too much of it on ur skin.
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Old 07-04-2012, 8:19 PM   #3
 
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Re: Best body filler to repair fairings?

Btw ... This may be more complicated than using a normal body filler but should you do damage to the fairing again at a later stage you can weld it properly without having to scrub filler or bloody fibre-glass out of your repair.
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Interesting .... Cheers
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