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Just noticed several spider cracks eminating from the top screw of the right upper fairing. It almost looks like a stress crack from improper mounting/removing (just got it back from the dealer). There was/is no "pre-load" between the threaded mount and the fairing hole, which again leads me to believe it happend at the dealer.

Any suggestions for repair?

Being a former aviation mech. I've learned that fiberglass and epoxy has a tendency of being too hard and will easily crack. A possibility I have considered is epoxy and a piece of .020 aluminum.

What other materials have you successfully used?
 

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You have to use the same type of plastic and "weld" it. Some folks have found that yogurt cups (like Dannon's I think) has the same type...just cut it into strips, melt the back side of the part with a soldering iron, feed in the fill plastic, and it's done. I've seen the results, it's pretty impressive. I've also seen someone use MEK.
 

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I`ve used plastex to recreate broken tabs on my wifes tt600 and on my rs www.plastex.net
drys in twenty minutes paintable sandable and its really easy to use.
sorry i`m starting to sound like a comercial :razz:
 
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