Another interesting feature is the kit’s ability to actually recreate missing plastic parts like cover bullet mounts that are pushed into rubber grommets. It can even recreate a surface texture on the reproduced part. These operations are accomplished with their molding bar. Basically it is a strip of waxy plastic that turns soft at 130°F. Placed in 130°F water, the molding bar becomes malleable, and can then be formed around an existing part. Once cool, the bar can be removed and inserted into position to be used as the mold to recreate the missing part, right down to its surface texture. When filled with the plastic powder and solvent and allowed to harden, the mold is removed and the resulting repair will look like the original. The molding bar can be reused by simply reheating to 130°F again in water. Also stripped plastic threads inside holes can be rebuilt using a bolt and the plastic powder. The bolt’s threads must be lubed with a petroleum-based lubricant so the plastic won’t stick to it. The plastic is dissolved around the bolt and the bolt is inserted into the hole. When the plastic hardens, the pre-lubed bolt will unscrew from the hole, leaving new threads! Is this stuff cool or what? G.T. Motorsports has an excellent full color instruction sheet.
Besides repairing ATV fenders, we tried repairing other items like a household plastic fan that had fallen off a shelf. The white plastic did an excellent job of repairing the grill work. Then we used the black plastic powder to glue together a broken plastic arm of a dustpan. It has held together despite repeated banging’s during use here at the shop. The G.T. Motorsports Plastex™ Plastic Repair Kit is highly recommended. G.T. Motorsports P.O.Box 18308 Reno, Nv. 89511 (775) 852-4066