Repairing Clear Plastic

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  1. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for repair. I was considering using epoxy but I fear how ugly the outcome will be. I also thought of cutting square and using black epoxy or bondo since I don't need it clear it doesn't interfere with sight of the gauges. I'd love to buy a replacement however Not possible unless I'm lucky enough to find on on ebay. For Yamaha GTS1000

    Ideas?

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  2. pdxthmper

    pdxthmper Been here awhile

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    epoxy will turn yellow, unless its uv stablized. Clear packing tape?
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  3. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    If you can remove the piece, I'd get some plaster, a double layer sheet pan, some clear thermoplastic, and I would pour out the cover, pop out the plaster, heat and vacuum new plastic over it.

    It may be a bit optically abherant depending on the quality of plastic you use.

    If you repaired that corner with epoxy/bondo etc. and then masked over what you did need to see and shot the whole thing black, it'd probably look pretty nice.
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  4. rotten

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    What I was thinking good idea to spray out rest.
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  5. rick danger

    rick danger Off the wagon

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    no ideas on repairing that. Anything will look like shit unless you replace it......Sorry just the honest truth:cry
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  6. sparkymcgee

    sparkymcgee Been here awhile

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  8. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    No problem with that! I agree I was just looking for lesser degrees of shit..
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  9. sparkymcgee

    sparkymcgee Been here awhile

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    Wow! I just googled Yamaha OEM and checked the first link. Must have got super lucky. I hope they have it. Good luck.
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