Saddlebag Extensions questions

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Bagged64

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So I got my Bad Dad extensions today. When I saw the fitment I was thinking I might have got in over my head. I have them sanded down and ready for my panel bond to show up. So my question is this, after bonding the bags and extensions together and some sanding, you just trowel filler in those big gaps? I went to the Bad Dad website and checked out the instructions, but you can't really see how big the gaps are in those tiny pics. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

Opunui

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If both peices are fiberglass why not take a peice of woven and strip some long strands out,wet it and fill in the seams.then when you sand you have very little filler material.
 

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I personally did not do mine . My buddy did them for me. but what he did is glued them on with panel bond then put like 4 screws in to sandwich the 2 pieces together. then applied the filler to blend them in. cant tell ya if there was a big gap or not. sorry
 

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I'd use resin with a bunch of fiberglass chopped into small pieces mixed in. sand smooth when hard, then a thin layer of mud and block it straight and shoot with filler primer.

But that's just me. Thick bondo/mud will crack....I'd suggest against that.

~Joe
 

Bagged64

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So the resin and fiberglass mixture will stick to the abs bags? Thought about loading some of the panel bond in there and let it cure just to take up some of the space. Any ideas on that? I only use good filler so I don't see a problem with filling it like DCHBGR says and most likely do that.
 

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I think the Lord Fusion 142 panel bond is designed to fill larger gaps between plastic, fiberglass, and metal but be aware... setup time is about 90 seconds so you have to work fast. It sands well if there are any goobers. Then do the final smoothing with thin coats of regular filler.
 

True Kustom

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Here is the problem with bonding different materials together. They shrink and expand at different rates. So you will get your bags all finished up and get out for the season, they will look great. Then when the season starts to cool off the abs and fiberglass start to move after being heated up all summer and the seam will start to show.

If you are going to follow through with the extensions, blend the glass then filler as far up the bag as you can.
 

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yep....expansion in temp. changes is a bitch...so if you can spread it out to where it's real thin, with a rough-ed up surface to adhear to...it might "make it" through the season/temp changes.

Ths iis why using metal and lead filler is best.

Everyone is scared to dealth of lead...but if you wear a friggin MASK...you are fine.

~Joe
 
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Bagged64

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Thanks Wanna Ride. They are bonded now and curing.

When sanding I got to a repair spot and looks like my bags are fiberglass so I guess i can do the resin with pieces of fiberglass trick to close up the gaps. I need to find some reading on it and try I guess.

Anyone know when they went from fiberglass to abs. I bought the bags on ebay so who knows what year they are.
 

SUAVE

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I think it would be easy to just fill in the gap with panel bond. spread it evenly then sand flush. imo
 

808Bagger

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Show some close up on the gaps you're talking about? If its drastic then fill in the seams with strands of fiber glass rope and resin in. Then sand smooth then do what Suave says after. Make sure everythings cured before doing final body work. Should be easy, mostly flat surface with curves corners.
 

SUAVE

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if the gap is big I would go with what 808 says but if its just a seam really then panel bond should be good.
 
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