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Old 01-26-2013, 03:10 PM   #1163
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Before someone else says it... Polishing? Tin Man?..... If I only had a brain.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:27 PM   #1164
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Before someone else says it... Polishing? Tin Man?..... If I only had a brain.

Too funny!
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:44 PM   #1165
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Steering wheel glow

Pics of the new wheel...





Oh.... and BTW...
Thats is Vinyl plank as a backdrop...
Amazing!
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:49 PM   #1166
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:20 PM   #1167
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Progress on stiching the rear fairing back together.
Plan is to get it good enough to make them look better, short term and later take a mould.

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #1168
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So, my garage/workshop is becoming functional... its been a long haul, so to celebrate I bought some "Bits" home to fix!

Project Spare Wheel Cover:

It had a bunch of issues.
1/ Stress cracks on the lower catch corners.
2/ Upper corner ground right thru, I bet it fell off and got dragged along and just held on by one catch or the center lamp wire..
3/ Center lamp is not working/rusty/ugly.
4/ Bad paint.
5/ Scruffy corroded badges.
6/ Missing reflectors.

The cover is made of Vac formed ABS, so MEK is my friend!
A cotton swab, dipped in MEK and applied to the crack, draws the MEK down into the crack... I wiggled the crack up and down to further soften the ABS and "churn" the plastic, enhancing the bond.
Steve,

I'm at a point where I need to start repairing a lot of ABS parts. In searching for MEK I find that it is no longer available anywhere. They now sell MEK Substitute. I haven't found a lot on the internet about whether or not this new stuff works as well. John (Shepherd57) has suggested using the cleaner that is used for gluing ABS plastic and I will be giving that a try but in larger quantities its fairly expensive. I'm just wondering if you or anyone else has tried this MEK Substitute yet.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #1169
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Tried it... Useless for what we need.
Try a paint store like Dunn-Edwards... they had it listed...
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:04 AM   #1170
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Tried it... Useless for what we need.
Try a paint store like Dunn-Edwards... they had it listed...
That's what I was afraid of. I haven't checked the paint stores here so I'll give them a call this morning.

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:57 AM   #1172
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Freakishly lucky find on Ebay!
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Tried it... Useless for what we need.
Try a paint store like Dunn-Edwards... they had it listed...
Success! The local Sherwin Williams paint store had some. They don't have it on the shelf up front, you have to ask for it. Now to figure out how to use it

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Yes... that IS where I saw it!
LOL!

On the ABS fixes, just shout me...

Are ya fixing those broken corners?
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A few links for you with good info..
VFR Plastic Repair
Plastics repair with ABS cement - Ninja250Wiki
ABS/MEK Welding Demo
Repairing cracks or holes in ABS plastic, how I did it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #1176
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Will do.

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Are ya fixing those broken corners?
Right now the work is on the Argosy so first off will be the dash and the trim around the drivers & passenger windows. After that it will be the the front valance surrounding the bumper.
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