MASTERCLASS - DIY plastic body panel repairs.

A load of posts that show you how to do various projects, step by step.
The Mighty Gusset

Re: MASTERCLASS - DIY plastic body panel repairs.

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:51 pm

Superb !
We have our first MASTERCLASS.
Cheers Johnr.
If anyone else fancies doing one, this is Exactly the format to use.

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Re: MASTERCLASS - DIY plastic body panel repairs.

Unread post by jimmy » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:59 pm

John
I remember you posted this in the original forum. I was just as impressed.

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Re: MASTERCLASS - DIY plastic body panel repairs.

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:19 pm

I know where there's a CBX250RS sidepanel with a lug snapped off.
This is the method I'm going to use to repair it.
Photos to follow !

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Re: MASTERCLASS - DIY plastic body panel repairs.

Unread post by jessplop » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:01 pm

Jolly good, there's a lug missing orft one of the zephyr side panels, so I'll see how well it all works out, then have a go myself (at some, distance, point in time and space).

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Re: MASTERCLASS - DIY plastic body panel repairs.

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:01 pm

Fortunately we have the lug, it was still stuck in it's rubber grommet.
And I've got a selection of cable ties - including some small grey ones, which I think might just be ideal.

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Re: MASTERCLASS - DIY plastic body panel repairs.

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:26 am

And here they are !
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Here's what we started with -
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Tacking the corners of the lug into place before setting to with the cable ties -
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I used 3 very small ties in total - carefully working around the edge of the lug -
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The final result - it could do with smoothing down and painting - but it's on the inside where no-one will ever see it - so it's hardly a priority.
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