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Crack in F&S saddlebags

Bullwinkle's sending these bad boys to my Deuce! I just wanted to repair that crack like it was never there! What are your suggestions? I don't know if they are fiberglass or ABS plastic. The crack is epoxied on the other side so it's weather tight. THANKS GUYS and GALS!

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You will need to v out the crack from the top with a dremmel and epoxy for a proper repair. Sand smooth and use bondo or metal glaze to fill any low spots. Prime, sand and paint complete cover.

If it is black ABS plastic make sure you you use an epoxy for ABS.

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I'm in Dalton, Georgia. How can I add that to my profile? I am probably 35 minutes south of Chattanooga, TN. Buford ain't all that far away! Looks to be about 98miles? I may need to look you up! Ya'll can always find me on facebook! I am Zach Poarch. I'd love to get connected with local or semi-local Vulcan owners! My baby is an '87.

I am not sure if these will be fiberglass or ABS plastic. I will have to have them in hand to find out. I have a dremel and several attachments. I am SO eager to fix these bad boys up! It's easy to make JB Weld epoxy smooth with a thumb and some water. I think i'd need to do it in layers if I have a lot of crack to fill so that it will dry/cure well? It's been a while since I worked on anything with epoxy. It gets easy for me to mold as it starts to get tacky. Thanks for the input!

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I'm in Dalton, Georgia. How can I add that to my profile?
Click on your site name, then click on user cp on the upper bar, click edit details from the list on the left side of screen, scroll down and add your location where prompted. Then hit the Save Changes button.

Or, maybe that won't work, because I'm technologically challenged. But I think it should.

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