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I bought a cracked up bike.. and I need to repair the fairings. I found a great article on "how to" that tells you to buy sheets 1/32" of ABS plastic and using
http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductImagesView?D=967227&catalogId=10051&langId=-15&storeId=10051

Acrylic ABS adhesive (any hardware store has this) you can glue the new abs on the back side of the fairing to hold the pieces flat.
http://www.diytrade.com/china/pd/1688191/ABS_Double_Color_Plastic_Sheet.html

but how do I fill in the gap/crack. to prepare for painting. =P-tex?
toko Repair candle.. you light the end and drip it in the crack like candle was then then sand it smooth when it cools.
http://www.toko.ch/en/products/tools/base-tuning/repair-candle-6mm-transparent

Has anyone every tried to use this method to repair a fairing?
 

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I don't understand the Toko repair candle....is that wax? I might be wrong, but I think you need to try to keep everything ABS or it might crack again. Like drinkbrew said, melting metal staples in the back can be used to hold it together. Don't know about the zip ties.

I've repaired fairings in the past by just using a soldering iron and ABS plastic filler rods.
After I lined up the cracks, I used the iron to melt "stiches" on the inside of the fairing. Looks ugly, but nobody is gonna see that anyway.
Then "V' out the crack on the front side, and melt in the filler rods using the iron.

As long as the filler rod is melted INTO the fairing and not just melted ON TOP OF the fairing, it should be fine.

For large areas that missing fairing material, you can melt metal screen door mesh into the inside of the fairing, just like the staple suggestion. Go slow and make sure to keep the screen tight or appropriately shaped. Then, you can melt the filler rods on top of the screen. Takes a while, but it works. And it's a lot cheaper than buying a new fairing.
 
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