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SA50 plastic assembly

Post by 52much » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:18 pm

:coolcruise: Has anyone ever seen any info on putting all the plastic and skirts back on a sa50? There has to be a better way than the way I am doing it. The skirts seem impossible to get on and aligned without damage to tabs.
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Re: SA50 plastic assembly

Post by ansneds » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:41 pm

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Re: SA50 plastic assembly

Post by 52much » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:05 pm

:coolcruise: Thankyou for the u tube. It showed taking it apart, which is always easier than reassembly. I think I saw one broken tab on one skirt. Skirts give me a lot of trouble on reassembly.
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Re: SA50 plastic assembly

Post by bonesv » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:17 pm

52much wrote::coolcruise: Has anyone ever seen any info on putting all the plastic and skirts back on a sa50? There has to be a better way than the way I am doing it. The skirts seem impossible to get on and aligned without damage to tabs.
If you get all the tabs inserted on the upper part of the skirt first, then "snap-in" the lower side next to the battery compartment, then do the bottom along the foot rest area last. That's the easiest way I know how to get that done without damaging anything.
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Re: SA50 plastic assembly

Post by Wheelman-111 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:25 pm

Greetings:

What Bonesy said... Reassembly in the reverse order of disassembly.
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Re: SA50 plastic assembly

Post by 52much » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:19 pm

:coolcruise: Thanks for the feedback. Has anybody had any luck reattaching brocken tabs on skirts?
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Post by bonesv » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:11 am

52much wrote::coolcruise: Thanks for the feedback. Has anybody had any luck reattaching broken tabs on skirts?
No, don't waste your time. Drill a small hole on the edge of the shirt and one on the edge of the panel, then loop a zip-tie thru them to hold the skirt onto the panel. Keep in mind these parts are getting scarce to find in nice condition so do a good job and no one will notice your ÔÇ£fixÔÇØ.
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Re: SA50 plastic assembly

Post by 52much » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:18 pm

:coolcruise: I just hate seeing wire ties on them. I am experimenting reproducing the tabs with limited success but I am very persistent.
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Re: SA50 plastic assembly

Post by Wheelman-111 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:17 pm

Greetings:

There's more to these flexible plastics than meets the eye. They are injection (Or Roto-) molded using a slurry of polyethylene mixed with short fibers of some material - perhaps graphite? If a tab breaks, you may be able to heat-weld the outer plastic together, but you can't reproduce the internal structure of the short fibers crossing the broken line. It might be possible to "weld" a tab back in place but it will lack the strength to retain itself against traction forces because of the lack of these fibers across the gap. I've tried too, without success.
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Re: SA50 plastic assembly

Post by 52much » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:39 pm

:coolcruise: I am currently using a product called plastex.yuo can make a mold of the tabs, then reproduce hem where they are missing
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