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Offline DAMMAG

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Le Mans 3 plastic type
« on: June 23, 2021, 03:58:35 PM »
Hi. Quick question.

I want to do some plastic welding on one of my LM3 side covers. Does anyone know what type of plastic they are?

Thanks,

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Re: Le Mans 3 plastic type
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2021, 07:08:07 PM »

          If your lucky and it's not too old, it should have a symbol somewhere on the inside with an identifying number. Also the manufacturer, like Acerbis.
                     



         Hope this helps.
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Re: Le Mans 3 plastic type
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2021, 09:18:38 PM »
Unfortunately those logos weren't introduced until the late 80s so if the side covers are original parts they're 5-6 years too early.
I would guess that the covers are ABS or a PC/ABS blend but thats all it is - a guess.
Not much help I'm afraid but I'm sure someone with actual knowledge will chime in soon
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Re: Le Mans 3 plastic type
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2021, 05:07:01 AM »
If it is ABS it will be soluable in acetone. Pick a small spot and see if acetone affects it by softening it,  just a drop will do. Acetone evaporates quickly so little if any damage will occur.

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Re: Le Mans 3 plastic type
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2021, 05:07:01 AM »

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Re: Le Mans 3 plastic type
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2021, 07:56:42 AM »
Iíve used ABS plastic pipe cement from the plumbing store to repair motorcycle plastics. It melts the surfaces of the plastic together to create a strong bond.
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Re: Le Mans 3 plastic type
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2021, 12:13:35 PM »
they are ABS. I have plastic welded on some using ABS rod,and it came out very well.
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Re: Le Mans 3 plastic type
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2021, 03:46:50 PM »
Thanks guy's.

I will treat them as being ABS and give plastic welding a go.

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Re: Le Mans 3 plastic type
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2021, 08:51:49 PM »
If they are ABS you can buy thin sheets of ABS (Amazon here) and cut small chips to dissolve in acetone and make a very thin to very thick glue/filler. I have done this to repair a Rifle fairing that had come apart. Good luck!

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