Then again, you can be patient and save an eBay search for a 1994-2009 fairing. Then you need only paint to match.
Not sure how often they come up.. There's some gen 1 ones for ~200$ + ~50$ shipping, about on par with the airtech ones.Then again, you can be patient and save an eBay search for a 1994-2009 fairing. Then you need only paint to match.
I'm sure it's not as difficult as you're thinking. All of those plastifix/plastic weld materials are essentially the exact same process, a solvent to break down the plastic and a powdered or otherwise suspended ABS. Costs less than 5$. Currently melting a bunch of legos in acetone and I'm just gonna kind of wing it. Can't hurt.otherwise, I am thinking fibreglass versus trying to build an abs factory in your home...use matt to shape first...wax paper is your friend for "release" etc.
Yea I'm still waiting for the slurry to break down the ABS. Taking forever. I didn't have any shavings or 3D printer filament so I had to use Lego pieces. Turns out the little black + rods are a diff kind of plastic so had to take them out and throw some more in. Went in w/ some needlenose pliers and broke it all down into more bits. Should be speeding up soon.By all means try it! but these fairings are probably made with heat. Getting some abs in a sheet form and use heat (a little countertop oven or 2nd best, a heat gun) would be a lot easier than slurrys. And then weld/glue/strengthen however.
I have like an entire trash bag full of Lego bricks so I'm set for now.Around here I can find a ton of fairings and bits at a scrapyard so that'd be a source of abs
I've been thinking about that.. I'm thinking maybe the pieces aren't ABS or fully ABS because it's been 3 days and they aren't dissolved, just soft enough to crumble apart into pieces. I didn't use the bricks but like the little connector rods and pieces that they attach to. And some bionicle parts. Didn't even think of blue ones. Appreciate the idea.use MEK not acetone, Legos are bueno, you can do a blue even and it will be like colour matched. I do black and whites to repair little cracks that come around after 30+ years of riding. Good luck, don't breath that chit in either its nasty.
They censored the word for a side cutters that are called a "women, who is a shrub scout" you believe that? damn.I have black and white legos I bought at a flea market, when I do the slury, I cut a few with some * (not a alot mind you) then just eyeball the adding of the MEK. Its not a alot, maybe a shot glass or less (pro-tip, don't use the shot glass anymore for human consumption LOL) let it cook, about 2 hours? it should turn into a slury/peanut-butter consistency. Your ready now, do your thing, sometimes it helps to dress the inside of the repair with a dremel.
Once the stuff melts, it can not be used again, AKA adding more MEK to the already made slurry. Good Luck, Peace
No, I mean reshaping an existing piece with heat, not melting to a liquid slurry. Cut a piece out with a saw or hot knife and bend,flatten etc. Trim with saw and file. Weld it on.Yea I'm still waiting for the slurry to break down the ABS. Taking forever. I didn't have any shavings or 3D printer filament so I had to use Lego pieces. Turns out the little black + rods are a diff kind of plastic so had to take them out and throw some more in. Went in w/ some needlenose pliers and broke it all down into more bits. Should be speeding up soon.
I have like an entire trash bag full of Lego bricks so I'm set for now.
Would you mind helping me out with a link? I've tried searching and couldn't find any useful info, just vague references to it having been done at some pointyes it has, and there are few threads about the subject on the forum.