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04-13-2006, 01:23 PM
hello today i had a little crash wasnt hurt just cracked my fairing on my bike as its just been put back on the road and cant afford anything major maybe some one would help advice me on the best way to repair the crack can suply photos if you want

many thanks chris

04-13-2006, 01:26 PM
yep photos would be a good idea, need them to see how big the crack is

04-13-2006, 01:48 PM
the blue is fiberglass i think and the over bit is plastic

04-13-2006, 01:50 PM
just a question, is your bike an rs50?

04-13-2006, 02:12 PM
from those pics, id say your bike isnt a rs50, in fact its a Motorhispania RX50

am i right?

04-13-2006, 02:27 PM
cracks a bit bigger than i thought it would be! Think you might be best leaving it to a proffesional tbh

04-15-2006, 06:04 AM
yeah its the motorhispania rx50 put it on the fourm cause its the same engine as the rs50

04-15-2006, 06:10 AM
if i tried to repair it my self what do you think i should use as i think the photo is a bit misleading as the crack looks bigger the crack is 5mm wide at the most

the plastic can be replaced as it is only cheap just gonna have to wait for it on ebay or somewhere or have a go at plastic welding

04-15-2006, 06:15 AM
Get some chemical metal paste from Halfords. If it's just a case of pushing the plastic togther and gluing it in, you could do it yourself in about ten minutes. If you're on about actually making something to fill the hole, use some fibreglass paste, also from Halfords. Sand it, spray it.

Good luck.

04-16-2006, 05:41 AM
might try the metal paste how would you go about matching the colour as it doesnt look like it will be that easy

and thanks for the help :cheers:

04-16-2006, 12:11 PM
Take a panel in to Halfords and say "Match this you cunts" or something to that effect.

04-16-2006, 12:12 PM
lol could do

04-17-2006, 03:38 PM
or is there a way to do two tone or perlescent is it ? cause i think that would look really kool

04-17-2006, 03:48 PM
Well you can buy two tone/pearlescant paint from halfords (No I don't work for them :D) but I wouldn't really trust it to be of any high quality.

04-17-2006, 03:52 PM
im thinking of replacing the front as its not in best condition so its only a little project i was trying to search the internet on how to do it but couldnt find anything. to achive the best quality you need to do about 3 coats and i think its best to use the spray guns well thats what i read never really tried it

iron chef
04-17-2006, 04:02 PM
It will be expensive and will need a warm environment to do it in to get a decent finish.

you dont necessarily (one cup to sugars? meh) need a gun on a compressor. if you are buying the paint from a specific paint shop they should mix it and put it in a pressurised canister for you if you ask.

1/4 letre should do it but you will need primer, numerous coats of different colours for the perlecent finish and a few coats of laquer but i have never sprayed plastic before. i do know that the paint has to be special flexi gear but im definatly no expert