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post #1 of 7 Old Aug 20th, 2013, 11:10 pm Thread Starter
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The chrome colored rocker panel strip on the left side of my 2000 LT has one tab busted off and is cracked. Looks like a new one is about 100 to 135 depending on the color. The exploded diagram per ascycles call it a rocker panel. My Clymer book calls it a bumper strip. About 27 zillion used K1200LT parts on Ebay yet I can't seem to give it the right name for a search.

Also, anyone tried plastic welders from Harbor freight?
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Re: rocker panel

I've been looking around, trying to figure out how to repair some ATV plastics too. Of all the methods I've found, Plastex seems to be the most promising with respect to molding broken tabs. You may want to check out their site. http://www.plastex.net/
Ultimately I'm going a different route, but it is interesting.
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Re: rocker panel

The pieces u can't find on eBay are the ones most often broken.

U can try fiber glassing the entire tab back onto the panel, twin epoxy glue and good duct tape, cheap fiberglass substitute.

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+1 on Plastex for the fix... very easy to use.

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Yep, kinda figured that that rocker panel is the most often broken part. Still it always seems I like to be whacked over the head with what I already know Plastex, I'll be investigating.
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So Chris, have you actually used the stuff? Work as advertised?
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So Chris, have you actually used the stuff? Work as advertised?
Sure have, had to buy it from the US though :-(.
My right top-box hinge broke its mounting point and lost some of the ABS pieces, so had to rebuild it. That point has to be pretty strong... here's pics of the repair job .
I didn't get too fancy with the finish as its hidden away, but it works very well, and easy to use. Less messy than mixing resin and hardener for fibreglass repairs, which I've done a bit of over the years.

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