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...So I bought this off someone on Ebay and it arrived broken


So one option I was thinking about was to just round off the tip. like so:
Before:

After:

Have any of you done this at some point and how did you do it? Is there a special tool I should use to round it off?
 

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Why don't you try to get your money back, or file a claim against the courier? Sorry about your bad luck[B)]
 

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Na. I really don't want to file a claim. I've been through that and it took about 3 months to get my damn money. Plus the item wasn't insured so I don't think there's much I can do. It actually doesn't bother me. I just don't want to put it on there looking broken. I'd rather have that edge smoothed out.
 

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dont use a dremel. use rough grain sand paper and work your way down two grades. thats the best, safest, cleanest way.
 

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Why not a dremmel? Is it because it will eat away at it?
Any suggestions as to what number sandpaper?
 

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the dremel will melt away the abs really fast. it will also leave some extra hanging off that you will need to get of with sandpaper. im going to run out to my work truck to find the paper grades. BRB;)
 

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ok, start with 100 grit to form the shape. the 150 to finsh it off. you can buy something smoother to finishit off, but you can rub two pices of 150 together and that will make it smoother.
 

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just use platic weld and stick that piece back on, sand it down smooth primer and paint. just like new.:D
 

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Originally posted by kelvin
just use platic weld and stick that piece back on, sand it down smooth primer and paint. just like new.:D
Ditto that.... you'll never know it was f'ed up to begin with as it's so far down on the bike
 

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use plumber goop and glue it back on. no need to get a soldering iron and its cheaper with the goop.

unless you dont want to pain the whole fairing, just sand it;)
 

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If I had the money to paint the fairing I wouldn't be trying to do this. I think I'll go with arturo's sanding method.
Just out of curiosity, anyone now how much it would cost to paint all the fairings?
 

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its a guy here in sierra vista that will paint all the fairings and the tank for 300 bucks and he does a good job.
 

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I just got a quote from an auto body place here saying they paint each part for $55 but for that little piece, I'll so some sanding.

I just wanna get my bike out on the street again. This is killing me[V]
 

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Yeah, I saw that. Thanks.
I don't think I'll be sending it back. I paid $75 for it and got the rest of the parts I needed already. Except *ahem* for the rearset Ash still owes me.
I guess this is a lesson for all you who buy through Ebay. PUT INSURANCE ON THE PACKAGE!:(
 

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I would definitely not sand it off. You wouldn't even need to use any fancy bonding methods since there would be no stress on that piece due to the screw hole being before the break. Super Glue would even do the trick. And, if you can't afford to paint it and there is a noticeable break line after the fix, then you could always find a small decal to place over the line so it couldn't be seen.
 

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Originally posted by speedvlaze
Super Glue would even do the trick.
Doesn't super glue make it all white?
And, if you can't afford to paint it and there is a noticeable break line after the fix, then you could always find a small decal to place over the line so it couldn't be seen.
Anyone have an R1 sticker?:D
 

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Superglue comes in several varieties, but its not really relevant because the glue would be in the crack, not spread over the plastic you see...
For some extra support you could even spend $5 at your local automotive store and get some fiberglass cloth to put on the inside of the fairing, but the superglue, or better yet, plasic/abs weld (which does not require a welder or soldering iron, its just a special glue for plastic).
 
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