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Old 08-14-2008, 02:45 PM   #21
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if the scratches aren't too bad you can use [b]glazing putty [b\/b]or my personal favorite Z-Chrome highbuild primer. the shyts basically sprayable bodyfiller
More power to you, I eff'n HATE spot putty. I'd rather mix a small batch of filler and use it. EFF spot putty!

I've used filler primer for very, very light stuff, but I have never been disappointed by doing things the right way- it always ends up taking more time to fix the other issues that arise when trying to take short cuts.
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More power to you, I eff'n HATE spot putty. I'd rather mix a small batch of filler and use it. EFF spot putty!

I've used filler primer for very, very light stuff, but I have never been disappointed by doing things the right way- it always ends up taking more time to fix the other issues that arise when trying to take short cuts.
true, do it right the first time or do it over again for the 2nd.
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for a person who is new to bodywork, use the epoxy.

if you plan on opening a bodyshop or crashing alot, buy a welder.
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glazing putty is a thinner product and gets into smaller areas than your body filler, such as fine scratches.
Oh yes, very well aquainted with those products. Been at this a while now.

Regarding the plastic welder and cost, it's $100 or so, it's another example of doing it right vs doing it "fast". The 2 part doesn't work for sh*t and will cause you more work later on.

But, everyone has opinions I guess, and what do I know anyway.
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doing it right would be buying new bodywork.

epoxy is the easiest, fastest, and most cost effective way to perform repairs and in my experiences works just fine and dandy. but i'm new at this, what do i know.
Why would buying new be "right"? If cost is the determining factor (as it appears to be here), that's definitely not "right".

I'll challenge you just like I have plenty of other folks who claim what you claim- show me an epoxy repair that is in use that isn't cracked or cracking.
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I got a plastic weld kit at Northern Tool; soldering gun, several different plastic fillers etc. was just shy of a hundred dollars. I repaired mine on the inside since I didn't want to mess with the marble paint and they are good to this day.
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haven't had complaints from any of these customers. glass will crack but when epoxy is used properly, it works wonders.
Oh yeah, those pictures are great to accomplish what I'm asking

Yall epoxy the plastic all you want, good luck with it
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i'm still working on the photos from the labratory analisys.
Don't need photos, let's check 'em out in person, that'll tell the story. You can post all the pictures you want, I'm talking about naked eye view of OEM motorcycle bodywork that gets used. That's all.

I'm man enough to admit if I'm wrong about this epoxy repairs, but it hasn't happened yet
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what side of town are you on. i may know someone in your area who would be willing to stop by and show you some repairs. other than that all i can offer is refrences. you seroiuslly haven't heard of any cases where epoxy has held up long term?
Southwest side, and no, never seen a successful epoxy repair.

A buddy of mine has become very good at doing epoxy repairs on his bike, and as good as he has become (lots, and lots of practice and using different products), it still cracks.

I'm using him as an example, but for me (and I'm dating myself) I'm talking about experimenting with epoxy repairs back to the late 80's.

NOTHING has ever worked as well as plastic welding, and plastic welding is cheap and easy to do. I have never seen an epoxy repair that didn't crack.
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Funny how such an attitude comes out just b/c someone claims to be able to do something someone else has never been able to do.
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Funny how such an attitude comes out just b/c someone claims to be able to do something someone else has never been able to do.
Not really- it's just that this is not exactly a new topic, and I've never seen it work. I just don't believe him, not an attitude.
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