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johnd
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PostSubject: Fairing fix    Fairing fix  I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 15, 2021 8:09 pm

Every once and a great while, I get a stroke of genius and this time I needed to share my short story. After having to remove my fairing again, this time to access the headlights, I noticed quit a few areas, that over the years had been rubbing up on the inside against the body, so I used about 15 or so pieces of a bicycle tire that I had cut into 2in by maybe 1/4 in and glued them to the areas that were most likely making noise. The tires had lines on them so it was easy to cut straight lines and I used 3 M spray glue to hold the p8eces in place.
The rubber is very thin and I believe that the repair will make a world of difference.
Just remember to clean the areas with alcohol and use rubber gloves, other wise your fingertips will look like mine. santa
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PostSubject: Re: Fairing fix    Fairing fix  I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 15, 2021 10:57 pm

Great idea. Bike tires and tubes are handy. I use bike tubes for a lot of fixes. Sometimes I cut strips of bike tubes into long or short strips and make home made bungies. If you cut bike tubes perpendicular, you have a lot of rubber bands, thick or thin. Old bike tires or tubes can come in handy.
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PostSubject: Re: Fairing fix    Fairing fix  I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 16, 2021 6:59 am

Great idea, thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Fairing fix    Fairing fix  I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 17, 2021 8:48 am

In the last 11 years since I have owned this scooter, I have tried many different products trying to repair broken tabs and parts.  By far the best in my opinion was the Plast-Aid that was recommended here but I went to our local hardware store and found something new and MUCH less expensive easier to use and you get more of the product from the Company that makes Gorilla Glue. It's the Gorilla Epoxy Stick putty. Wow! Incredibly strong 1550 PSI. water proof, indoor and outdoor 10 min set time, dries gray, drinking water safe.
Bonds to metal, plastic, PVC, stone,glass,wood,and more it says.
All you do is  cut off a piece, mix by kneading to a uniform color apx 30 to 60 sec. Set time is 10min. It does say, not recommend for use on polyethylene or polypropylene plastics.
I used it to make a new tab. It might be better to use the Plast-Aid to attach the smaller pieces but time will tell.
Happy Holidays everyone. 😊
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