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Old 08-10-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Bat Wing strengthing

So I have seen others with the broken "Bat Wings" and have decided to try and strengthen mine so they won't break. Wondering what glues others are using to try and strengthen the loops where the cords go.

Just any old epoxy to try and build it up?

Any who have done it and met with success or even failure, please let me know what you used. Post pics if you have any.

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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Honestly, BMW should have made this troublesome part out of aluminum
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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I am told kegel exercises normally help strengthen the wings.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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I used J-B Weld Kwik Plastic - it is a two part epoxy putty made for plastics. Seems to work fine.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the J-B Weld tip. I will get some of that and bolster the tabs and pray they never break.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #6
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I super glued the hell out of the plastic loops for the strings. I would suggest glueing the strings in too - when mine failed it was the end of the string came off, not the plastic on the batwing breaking.
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