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Old 11-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Pull the panel, and apply epoxy and/or that fiberglass tape Rob mentioned. Maybe get some touch up paint so it won't be as noticeable.

Get some more time before getting a new panel; you don't want to install it, then immediately dump it again rolling down the driveway.

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Secondly i have a 250 with a similar circumstance. if you can find someone with a plastic welder that works great too. i had the crack on my plastic welded back together.

WHAT is important to note is that prior to using the plastic wleder i had also used an EXPOXY. epoxy is a temporary fix. eventually hitting large bumps or some rought terrain will allow the crack to continue spreading down your plastic until it becomes extremely noticable. ask me how i know.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
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eventually hitting large bumps or some rought terrain will allow the crack to continue spreading down your plastic until it becomes extremely noticable. ask me how i know.
One more thing:

To keep the crack from continuing to spread, get a small drill bit, and drill a hole at the end of the crack. Aircraft mechanics do this all the time to prevent sheet metal cracks on the aircraft's body from spreading more. This technique works on metal, fiberglass, and plastic.

Drill the hole with a regular drill bit, then do your repair with epoxy or whatever adhesive you decide use.

All you want is a hole like this:



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One more thing:

To keep the crack from continuing to spread, get a small drill bit, and drill a hole at the end of the crack. Aircraft mechanics do this all the time to prevent sheet metal cracks on the aircraft's body from spreading more. This technique works on metal, fiberglass, and plastic.

Drill the hole with a regular drill bit, then do your repair with epoxy or whatever adhesive you decide use.

All you want is a hole like this:



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I was thinking the exact same thing whitey was, I was going to tell you to just pick it up lol.

If its cracked a little just do what I did. Fiberglass the inside of the fairing. If its marred up on the outside, some sandpaper and paint.
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