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post #11 of 15 Old 01-30-2015, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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WOW someone at AC needs to learn customer service. I figured i would try to use the web store contact us and see if i could get a answer. Since they do have a section in their for questions on parts i figured i would get lucky.. gave em all the info and everything i have done including contacting their HO. The email i got back blew me away. in a very polite and well worded email i was basically told to go take a hike and should only be contacting them through a dealer... now they have me rethinking my dissension on another new machine.
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I had a couple cracks on my 2002 plastics. I bought a plastic welding kits from Harbor Freight and it worked great. The welds have held up for years now. I only did the repairs from the back side so the crack is still somewhat visible from the top side but it doesn't bother me. Epoxy didn't last for me so I bought the welding kit.
I got the welder that you hook up to an air compressor/120 outlet that's costed about $50. Since I wasn't sure which rod to use and I have spare plastics that are beat up I tried the 3 rods in the HF kit. I believe the rods were PVC, PP and ABS. After testing the abs rod worked best for me but my atv plastics are 2002 and 03. If you have spare plastics just test which rod works best. That's if you have a Harbor Freight near you.

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I guess I'm the only one that really doesn't care how it looks, just as long as its functional. I used 2 part plastic epoxy and placed 2x1/2" long pieces of aluminum across the break to hold it together. Sort of a stitch... holding together great...
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Being mines a 2002 I didn't care too much on how it looked but more that the repair would last. The two cracks were on my front plastics right where those 2 tabs come off the bottom side of the plastics and bolt or screw to the frame. Basically the plastic mounting tabs and when the plastic would shift while riding on the trails the epoxy wouldn't hold up. So that's why I had to weld the two spots up, otherwise I'd be repairing them a few times a season.

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well here is the answer from AC
Black plastic is TPO
Colored parts/painted are Surlyn (like golf ball covers)
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