Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Plastic welding Ducati

One of the inner fairing covers on the 888 was cracked so having had some success with superglue I whipped it off, but unfortunately there were bits missing so I thought I would have a go at plastic welding with a tie wrap and soldering iron (look it up on YouTube!). It actually works pretty well as long as you melt the base aswell as the tie wrap, I built up a reasonable thickness of plastic and then ground it down with the Dremel. The result is not perfect, although maybe spending more time with fine grain emery would help, but it does become functional again.
I was also visited by a 750ss at the weekend a lovely bike that has been lovingly restored.

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