Cracked Tomos panels/got a manual/chipped paint?

Hey, got a cherry 2001 Tomos Targa LX, tearing up streets of Brooklyn, USA. But the side panels near the screws have cracked (crap plastic!) Does anyone know how to repair this? I thought perhaps of glueing a panel patch from the back...Anyone?

Also, Anybody have a shop repair manual for 2001 Tomos LX? I want to do some work, called Tomos they said that a new, more extensive and exPensive one is coming out in 2 months, but I need to work now. If I can make a copy of yours now I'll give you a copy of the new one when it comes and out I buy it.

Last - around my gas cap tiny chips of paint have come off, I'd like to smooth, retouch and put a protector coat on - anybody know where to get matching paint, what to use as a clear protector?

Thanks!

Re: Cracked Tomos panels/got a manual/chipped pain

I personally would just ditch the plastic but thats me. Most good automotive parts stores will have a variety of good paints and clear coats. You might try a touch up pen it would be easier to apply. I am not sure if the paint will hold up to gasoline very well though.

Grey

Live to Ride, Ride to Work

Re: Cracked Tomos panels/got a manual/chipped pain

it is cheap plastic. my '05 bullet has few small cracks around the bolt holes too!!@@!!! anger...

i cleaned the plastic really good with alcohol and used a good quality super glue in the crack, then used a clear epoxy for around the ouside of the hole to give it a little for strength. it seems to be holding very well.

i have the soft copy of both the owners manual (.pdf) and the shop manual (.wps). i can email them if you would email me a copy of the new shop manual when it is out?

Re: Cracked Tomos panels/got a manual/chipped pain

maybe bondo or bondo finish coat

then use a touch up pen or repaint??

Re: Cracked Tomos panels/got a manual/chipped pain

Bondo is weak, maybe be kitty hair bondo or straight up fiberglass.

Grey

Live to ride, Ride to live

Re: Cracked Tomos panels/got a manual/chipped pain

yea they sell some fiberglass bondo

that stuff is super hard and a pain to sand!

Re: Cracked Tomos panels/got a manual/chipped pain

At wal-mart and most automotive repair stores they sell small packs of sheet-fiberglass. My suggestion would be to line the INSIDE pannel with this fiberglass and then add the resin. This way, you still have a shiny plastic outside, but it's reinforced with a good layer of fiberglass.

Re: Cracked Tomos panels/got a manual/chipped pain

Note: Fiberglass is Fun to work with and will get all over you and itch, so if you are going to work with fiberglass get some respiratory, eye,and hand protection.

Grey

Live to ride, ride to work

Re: Cracked Tomos panels/got a manual/chipped pain

Thanks guys, I've decided to use fiberglass behind the cracks, have some left over from my kayak repair kit; my boat's also fiberglass. Found the manual online! I'll get the new one when it's out and will post online for anyone who wants a copy.

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