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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-13-2007, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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applying mesh to fairing

I was wondering if any one knew the best way the apply mesh to the back side if the fairings. Someone told me JB weld. Does anyone have any ideas. Thanks flipmo
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-13-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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JB weld would work, Personally, I'd use a fiberglass material, mixed with the mesh, then clean up the visible sides of the plastic parts. are you repairing cracked fairings?
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No I'm just basicly adding it for the look on the inside of the fairing.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-13-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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for that purpose, JB weld would work well. I was thinking you wanted to add it for repair purposes.
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My bike is Kandy painted do you think that the heat produced from the jb weld will heat up the paint on the other side?
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from another forum........


I recently tried doing this with epoxy and I found it to be a huge pain in the ass and it was messy. I do not know maybe I was doing it wrong. Anyway, this is what I tried and it seems to work really well.

1) I used the same mesh that everyone else has mentioned from Home Depot and cut it to over lap the opening and then molded it.
2) I layed down 3M double faced tape all around the opening. This was the 5lbs tape with the red backing.
3) I layed down the mesh and pressed it into the tape.
4) Now I added a second layer of the double faced tape and pressed it between the holes in the mesh to contact the lower layer of tape. To sort of form a sandwich of tape.

This held really tight, but I was concerned about the tape coming loose with heat. So I found an old piece of plastic that I had around the house and did the same thing, put the mesh on with the double faced tape. Then I used a heat gun to heat it up.....I let it sit for a bit at low heat 600 degress F and it seemed to work well. I also tried it with 1000 degress F and I melted the plastci, but surprisingly the tape still held. I will check this out this season and see if it hold with the heat and vibrations.

I got the idea when I took off my rear hugger and noticed that the mesh in the higger was held on by double faced tape.
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why would you want to do this???? i need to see some pics of a finished product i guess if this is for looks. so i can get an idea of what is happening

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why would you want to do this???? i need to see some pics of a finished product i guess if this is for looks. so i can get an idea of what is happening

And "adding it for the look of the inside look of the fairing"?

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there was a really good step by step thread floating around here a couple months back about this process. the results were great.

I want to say rae did it, but im not sure.

I also want to have a fivesome with 1 red head, one asian chick, one tall chick, and a chubby girl. (the chubby girl will make all the other chicks look that much better, she'll mostly be watching)
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And "adding it for the look of the inside look of the fairing"?

Ok, I want to know who is looking at the INSIDE of your fairings???

If there's a serious crack in the body work go to your local auto parts store and pick up a fiberglass repair kit. If what your trying to hide/repair is small and not deep then go with the JB weld.

https://www.twowheelforum.com/showthr...highlight=mesh

this is the desired effect, pip.

(scroll down to birds post)
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https://www.twowheelforum.com/showthr...highlight=mesh

this is the desired effect, pip.

(scroll down to birds post)
Ahhhh, ok I see must have missed that thread. I was like meshing inside the bodywork? LOL
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there was a really good step by step thread floating around here a couple months back about this process. the results were great.

I want to say rae did it, but im not sure.

I also want to have a fivesome with 1 red head, one asian chick, one tall chick, and a chubby girl. (the chubby girl will make all the other chicks look that much better, she'll mostly be watching)
however, I would be doing the chubby chick just as well... I like a girl with a lil' something extra (that isn't a penis).
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here are mine finished....took about 5-6 hours to do both left and right side fairings and both sides of the hugger.....I actually purchased a mesh garbage can from Lowe's and cut it up....mesh much smaller than the gutter gaurd from Home Depot, and easier to form. Then purchased the frame color from colorrite.com and painted it the same color as the frame. Let me know what you think.




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i prefer the larger mesh myself...however, you did a nice job. looks good.
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looks super nice!!

and yes, that was me that did it on my RR, loved it, it really made the black metallic paint that much flashier with the silver mesh on the openings, loved it, then I sold it a month later!!!

I may do it to the gsxr, but havent gotten around to it yet!!! There are several different ways to do it, but be carefull what you use, b/c if it isnt heat tolerant and you have openings too close to the engine it will melt and drip!!
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i prefer the larger mesh myself...however, you did a nice job. looks good.
larger is always better........
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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-17-2007, 01:03 AM
 
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Nice job. It looks like you really took your time and did it right.



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here are mine finished....took about 5-6 hours to do both left and right side fairings and both sides of the hugger.....I actually purchased a mesh garbage can from Lowe's and cut it up....mesh much smaller than the gutter gaurd from Home Depot, and easier to form. Then purchased the frame color from colorrite.com and painted it the same color as the frame. Let me know what you think.




Looks awesome! What did you use to secure it?
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