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Bstechnic

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What kind of plastic Zero use?
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:04:29 PM »

Hello, does anybody know what type of plastic is used for the Zero painted plastics (2017).

I have a crack and want to repair it.

Thanks
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originalspacerob

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Re: What kind of plastic Zero use?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 11:41:13 PM »

I would assume its probably an ABS plastic like many other motorcycle. I havent found a stamp on the plastic like some manufacturers might do, but it has the feel of ABS.


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ESokoloff

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Re: What kind of plastic Zero use?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 07:22:55 AM »

Good luck with merely glueing the peices together with glue.


What I’ve used on my 03 BMW RT panels is a strip of thin gauge perforated steel sheet with a heavy build up of Goop adhesive on the back/unseen side.
Be sure to scratch up the panel so the glue has more surface area to hold onto.
The punched steel adds rigidity with plenty of nooks & crannies for the glue to hold onto.

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ScorpioViking

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Re: What kind of plastic Zero use?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 08:21:04 PM »

Hello, does anybody know what type of plastic is used for the Zero painted plastics (2017).

I have a crack and want to repair it.

Thanks
Just curious, have you tried talking to the Zero folks first, to see what they have to say?

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SR2016

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Re: What kind of plastic Zero use?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 07:20:14 AM »

I used a simple heat gun, the kind that kids use for crafts etc.  It is just melted plastic. Very simple.

I used the plastic glue stick on the inside of the plastic repair.  It seems to hold so far. Total cost 10 cents.

Sanding and painting again is the hard part.
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