International helm plastic type

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International helm plastic type

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One of my winter projects is replacing my helm panel and all new gauges with LED backlighting. I need to do some repairs on the used panel I have though. Does anyone know what kind of plastic that is? I assume it's ABS which means West epoxy won't be the best for adhesion.

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Good stuff, thanks for posting.
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P-Dogg wrote:This may be helpful:

http://www.polyvance.com/pfxinstrumentpanel.php
Very interesting! I have never run into those products, but it is sure nice to know they exist.

I was a plastics fabricator while in college making skins for electronics equipment. We used a bunch of ABS, and glued with PVC cement thinned with MEK. Some of the parts were cut/milled like you would do with wood or soft metals, while others were formed by using heat and a gentle touch. Those were some fun times and I can still handle very hot items with my fingers that others won't touch!
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West System adheres well. I used my international plastic dash panels and glassed over all original gauge openings. I sprayed the finished panels with Awlgrip.
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Here is the lower panel.

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P-Dogg wrote:This may be helpful:

http://www.polyvance.com/pfxinstrumentpanel.php
I purchased this stuff off ebay a few years back, 1 kit as advertised and I've been repairing things for years with it. The stuff goes a long ways.
I bought it originally for sport bike fairing repair, it is very strong and can be sanded and polished to look invisible
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11 years ago when my own dumb assed self did mine, I simply used Hobby 2 part liquid slow cure epoxy.

It worked nicely and I added some fiberglass matt for added strength where needed.

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