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Old 04-14-2011, 06:11 PM
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Plastic repair?

I have a broken plastic piece on my 05' Sportsman 700 and was looking for some ideas on how to repair it without buying the whole assembly. The broken piece is part of the rear body assembly and is under the seat, picture is attached to help illustrate.
I was thinking about trying to use a plastic welding kit to fix this. Has anyone tried this? Or have any other ideas?

Any feedback from experience would be helpful.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:30 PM
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not sure how nice you want it to be and look but on my broken plastic i sort of stitched it. i drilled holes on each side of the crack and zip tied it together.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:47 PM
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not sure how nice you want it to be and look but on my broken plastic i sort of stitched it. i drilled holes on each side of the crack and zip tied it together.
Doesn't have to be real pretty. It is covered by the seat. I was just looking for it to hold together, maybe going to try one of those cheap plastic welding kits from harbor freight.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:02 PM
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I've got the same exact break on my 800. I drilled it and used safety tie wire. Not sure if it will hold up to the vibration, but we'll see. If not I'll try plastic zip tie next. I've never used the plastic welding kit so get back to us after you've used it for a while.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:40 PM
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Try drilling small holes and use small gauge wire to sew them together then put plastic welding kits/epoxy on top and bottom of it to seal them together. You might able to sand it if its small enough and paint over it.

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:53 PM
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^^ thats what id try ^^
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:54 PM
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Plastic epoxy at any auto parts store..
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:02 AM
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Its small, but be sure to drill a small hole at the end of the crack to stop it from going further...

The plastic weld lit altho seemingly cheap, can work very well. My buddie has fixed his kids fenders most of last year with one. One time he tore it right off and the kit with a little wire for good measure and out of site fixed it up very nicely...


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Oh Yea, This is for you.

I recently ran across something called Marine Tex. It has not one time let me down and I'm talking repair as fine as eyeglass frames to molding and actually fabricating machine parts. It can be applied as thin as 1/32 and as thick as 1 1/2 inches. You can mold it like clay or spread it like butter pending on your needs. I've used it on glass, ceramic, plastic,metal, fiberglass and once even made me a temporary new boot sole. They even have one that remains flexable and one that can be applied completely underwater. Solvents grease and oil don't effect it and get this it even adheres to polypropelene or whatever that
plastic is that nothing sticks or bonds to (such as radiators)
It mixes like an epoxy (2 parts) Give it a try and I'm sure you'll be as sold on it as I am. After all this ranting on can you believe I'm not affilliated with it in any way what so ever other than just a consumer.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:59 PM
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My 07 500 is also broke in the same spot. I just drilled out 5 small holes, and used my safety wire pliers to spin them up tight.
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