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it may be stronger but it looks like crap on the backside.

And flat black is so passe'

So how do you replace small missing chunks? I find that with proper prep most two part epoxies adhere pretty well to the sidecovers and last long if properly coated. Marglass is also a good body filler for the front that will not crack like bondo (you can use it on the back to over the epoxy).

I used to use this stuff called PC7.
 

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it may be stronger but it looks like crap on the backside.

And flat black is so passe'

So how do you replace small missing chunks? I find that with proper prep most two part epoxies adhere pretty well to the sidecovers and last long if properly coated. Marglass is also a good body filler for the front that will not crack like bondo (you can use it on the back to over the epoxy).

I used to use this stuff called PC7.
 

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when i had to fix the side cover on my yamaha when i boucht it, i just took it off and borrowed the plastic welder from work whick is a glorified soldiering iron, melted the back side of the cover back together, then got some nice flexible plastic that had a low melting temp. off of a wrecked bumber of a car and cut a chunk out and melted that onto the crack and smoothed it out and there u go, a fixed crack that looks good

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when i had to fix the side cover on my yamaha when i boucht it, i just took it off and borrowed the plastic welder from work whick is a glorified soldiering iron, melted the back side of the cover back together, then got some nice flexible plastic that had a low melting temp. off of a wrecked bumber of a car and cut a chunk out and melted that onto the crack and smoothed it out and there u go, a fixed crack that looks good

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when i had to fix the side cover on my yamaha when i boucht it, i just took it off and borrowed the plastic welder from work whick is a glorified soldiering iron, melted the back side of the cover back together, then got some nice flexible plastic that had a low melting temp. off of a wrecked bumber of a car and cut a chunk out and melted that onto the crack and smoothed it out and there u go, a fixed crack that looks good

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before plastic being toxic was leaked to the world there used to be a toy they sold to kids that soldiered plastic. It was from the late 70s adn the neat part is it could also squeeze out plastic like a glue gun. I still find them at swap meets from time to time and buy every one I see because the plastic welding gun is so unique. I rarely use it because I don;t have much of that plastic left.
 

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when i had to fix the side cover on my yamaha when i boucht it, i just took it off and borrowed the plastic welder from work whick is a glorified soldiering iron, melted the back side of the cover back together, then got some nice flexible plastic that had a low melting temp. off of a wrecked bumber of a car and cut a chunk out and melted that onto the crack and smoothed it out and there u go, a fixed crack that looks good

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before plastic being toxic was leaked to the world there used to be a toy they sold to kids that soldiered plastic. It was from the late 70s adn the neat part is it could also squeeze out plastic like a glue gun. I still find them at swap meets from time to time and buy every one I see because the plastic welding gun is so unique. I rarely use it because I don;t have much of that plastic left.
 

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thats pretty creative. just when you thought youd seen zip ties on everything!


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thats pretty creative. just when you thought youd seen zip ties on everything!


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Geeto, that was the spinwelder! i LOVED that thing.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 

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Geeto, that was the spinwelder! i LOVED that thing.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 

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no i wasn't talkin about that gun, i am talking about a tool that most body shops still have and u can still buy them today

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no i wasn't talkin about that gun, i am talking about a tool that most body shops still have and u can still buy them today

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no i wasn't talkin about that gun, i am talking about a tool that most body shops still have and u can still buy them today

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we kinda figured since it is a kids toy, just being nostalgic.
 

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no i wasn't talkin about that gun, i am talking about a tool that most body shops still have and u can still buy them today

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we kinda figured since it is a kids toy, just being nostalgic.
 
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