[200q20v] Hole in Radiator

Gene Caldwell optic at halcyon.com
Sun Jun 3 19:21:13 EDT 2001

"Reid, Les C." wrote:
> Hi guys,
> My radiator has developed a hole (in the plastic) from the hydraulic line
> rubbing against it.
> I want to try a patch before I spend $$ on a new one.
> Any advise on adhesive? Any BTDTs?
> Les Reid
> Tulsa ok

The local Suzuki (motorcycle) shop used to sell a plastic repair kit for
about $20.  The kit was intended for fixing cracks in fairing parts.  It
had a few small pieces of fiberglass matte & cloth, and 3 chemicals,
cleaner-prep, cyanoacrylate-glue, and spray on accelerant (glue
catalyst).  I used this to repair a plastic radiator on a friend's
Honda.  The patch turned brown from the heat (I guess), but lasted about
35k miles (under pressure) until the radiator expired for some other
reason, as I was later told.


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