Plastic Welding

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How do you fix scratches on fairings?

I laid down my bike and the fairings are scratched and has a slight crack? Is there a way to fix it?

All of the answers you've received up until now ignore one very important point: What are your fairings made of? Plastic or fiberglass?

Plastic is WAY easier to fix than fiberglass. A plastic welding agent like trichloroform, purchased from a plastic supply shop in your area, applied with a needle applicator, will fill the crack by capillary action. That will dissolve the surrounding plastic and as the solvent evaporates the now dissolved surrounding plastic will cure to form a perfect bond, good as new (if your application was good and the crack was clean, without any gaps). It won't be pretty as new (yet) but it will be as strong after a week or so. It will feel solid within minutes and can be worked within 24 to 48 hours.

You will then need to sand the area with progressively finer grit sandpaper. Eventually you'll get down to a fine 400 grit wet sand paper, which should be followed by a rubbing compound, then a polishing compound, and finally a buffing compound. I recommend the Novus brand of plastic polishing products, having used them for many projects of my own. Their rubbing, polishing, and buffing compounds are labeled "3", "2", and "1" respectively.

Depending on the quality of the plastic, the original finish, and the quality of your repair, you may or may not need to paint it. At that point you'd do best to call a professional shop to quickly spray it to match, as you've saved a lot of money by doing the repair yourself and it's very hard to match paint. (I have done that part professionally in a print shop. Trust me, it's way more complicated than it looks.)

Fiberglass is another issue entirely, and I have very little experience with it, but the other answers you've received are on target for that.

Good luck!

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