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ste

posted on 20/3/19 at 09:26 AM Reply With Quote
Cycle wing removal help

Best way to remove bonded on cycle wings that the previous owner bonded in wonky?

Thanks 😂

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nick205

posted on 20/3/19 at 09:34 AM Reply With Quote
A little warmth (SWMBOs hair dryer has done me well) to soften the donding and a decent paint scraper to gently open a gap.

Go slowly and gently to avoid damage and it isn't too difficult to do. Go at it too fast and you risk cracking the GRP.

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jps

posted on 20/3/19 at 09:36 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ste
Best way to remove bonded on cycle wings that the previous owner bonded in wonky?

Thanks 😂


If it's just been sikaflexed on the backside you could slide a thin wire (e.g. top 'E' guitar string) and use it like cheesewire to cut through?

If it's been fibreglassed in I would have thought a dremel with a little angle grinder disc would be a good bet?

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ste

posted on 20/3/19 at 09:37 AM Reply With Quote
Just Sikaflexed on so I will give the cheese wire and warmth method a shot. Thanks again
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gaz_gaz

posted on 20/3/19 at 09:42 AM Reply With Quote
If it's on with a PU adhesive such as tiger seal or sikaflex you'll need to get cheese wire in and cut through it then spend an age removing the residue. Heat won't help a great deal. I bonded some rear arch protectors on that moved while curing. what a nightmare removing them was.
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westf27

posted on 20/3/19 at 12:10 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by jps
quote:
Originally posted by ste
Best way to remove bonded on cycle wings that the previous owner bonded in wonky?

Thanks 😂


If it's just been sikaflexed on the backside you could slide a thin wire (e.g. top 'E' guitar string) and use it like cheesewire to cut through?

If it's been fibreglassed in I would have thought a dremel with a little angle grinder disc would be a good bet?



g string would be my choice





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Slater

posted on 21/3/19 at 01:03 PM Reply With Quote
MIG wire garotte, use like a cheese wire as above.





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Mr Whippy

posted on 21/3/19 at 02:13 PM Reply With Quote
Chainsaw.... will take mere seconds
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jps

posted on 21/3/19 at 02:33 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Slater
MIG wire garotte, use like a cheese wire as above.


Good point - stiffer so easier to push through the sikaflex to get started if necessary

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Slater

posted on 21/3/19 at 06:28 PM Reply With Quote
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Chainsaw.... will take mere seconds

now that made me laugh.





Why do they call Port Harcourt "The Garden City"?...... Becauase they can't spell Stramash.

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steve m

posted on 21/3/19 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
Just leave them on the car, and do a few hundred miles, they will soon fall off,





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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