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Old 10-03-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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questions about PVC plastic???

what do you guys think of PVC plastic? is it something that you guys would consider? are all the OEM fairings pvc plastic? cause i am currently deciding if i should buy after market PVC plastic full set fairings.
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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I think they are ABS plastic
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Usually ABS... Has more flex in the plastic... more bangs and bruises without damaging the panel with a crack or even the paint.

Takes longer for paint to cure on when drying... like a week to be safe, due to the flex.

PCV cheaper to mold.


Sidenote: my katana been dropped twice on right side from people learning and not a scratch can be seen (full body cowl.)
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pvc is more likely to break.. go with abs if possible, almost all oem fairings are abs
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if ya gotta go different,

it's really not hard to fiberglass. Walmart sells everything you need; find a bud with a fender, decide to do inside or outside)gonna have to layer it anyways for strength, line with aluminum, use the fiberglass mat and resin.

About $10 a mat, just don't drop the darn thing or all that work out the door
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:30 PM   #6
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great! thanks for the info peeps! a little more knowledge goes a long way!
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abs plastic and fiberglass repairs dont mix, fyi
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Some bikes use 3 different kinds of ABS plastics on their bikes (Honda...) for different parts. Makes plastic welding a fun experience on those.

Most all bikes are made from ABS.
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