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Old 02-22-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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Fiberglass repair

I started repairing the fairings on my bike and have had to build-up a part of the fairing ( lower ) that broke off. I am using fiberglass to build up the area and am wondering if any one has any experience using fiberglass to do this.
Will it be strong enough to use as a tab where the mid and lower fairings meet. The part that broke off was at a section where a screw connected the two parts. ( sorry I dont have pics of the area )
The tab is going to be on the inside so it wont be visible. I was just wondering if it will be strong enough to hold in place?
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Just build a back plate into the fiberglass if you want it to be stronger.
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yeah. I thought the same. pics will be coming soon.
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yeah, get some pictures up, and i'll give you my advice/opinion on gettin it done right.
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Didnt get to work on it today , went to my cousins funeral.
But did call my bro's shop and he said it set up real nice.
Its plastic , Tom, You say it wont stick or be strong enough?
Hmm. It seems like it will be enough.. I dont know but you have more experience than I do.
I will get back on it tomorrow.
Its been worked on before Tony, I am painting all the fairings and the tail section. I will get some pics as soon as I can.


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If the fiberglass and resin sticks to the plastic and stays, consider yourself lucky.
It is all about prepping it. Pretty much like bondo. It needs to have that mechanical adhesion.
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Now, I have a question. I bought a set of race fairing on Ebay and now I know not to buy this anymore. This race fairing is fiberglass BUT shredded FG not the matted kind. It is very thin and flimsy, any suggestion about reinforcing it?
My guess would be using a mat FG and layered it in, right?
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i had to do that with somebody's hotbodies body work. the thing was so flimsy it felt like it was made of construction paper.
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Now, I have a question. I bought a set of race fairing on Ebay and now I know not to buy this anymore. This race fairing is fiberglass BUT shredded FG not the matted kind. It is very thin and flimsy, any suggestion about reinforcing it?
My guess would be using a mat FG and layered it in, right?
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ok, not the best pics, had trouble resizing with tinypic( they were still too big)

This is the tab that broke off. I will cut it to size and sand it to where it will fit properly. The fiberglass patches have bonded pretty well to the plastics so I guess I got lucky?
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Inside of the fairing for the tab that broke. Found out that side is a replacement cause its two-tone blue under the green.
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This is the lower fairing ( belly pan) for the ninja. The black is the plastic and the green is the fiberglass and resin. It set up pretty good and solid to the plastic. I will cut it into shape and then put a smoooth skin on it and paint. this is the other side of the joint between the mid and the lower fairing. A screw hole goes here into the tab of the mid fairing to keep them together. Bonded really well to the plastic.
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Picture of the inside of the fiberglass patch for the lower. Still have to trim the excess off and then skin it and sand it to shape and size.
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Hope to have better pictures tomorrow. Its a lot of sanding and sanding over and over till your happy with it.
I have to sand and reskin the fairing rash tomorrow.
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