Single sided repair? updated.


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What a single sided repair could look like before new method

Wherever possible we try to fulfill the wishes of our customers. The work we are asked to do can be complicated and delicate at the same time, which can lead to some compromise.

For a long time one area of repair that our customers keep asking about is single sided repair. It is one of the most difficult repairs to achieve. Why? Because the customer adds a complication by not wanting to spend out on an expensive repaint. Which is very understandable when it comes to those annoying small accidents that happen in garages and sheds across the country.

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Inner side showing welding with new method.

The reason this type of repair is difficult to complete is the heat from the gun penetrates through the broken area and puckers the paint and in some circumstances causes heat shrink. This leaves an unsightly look to the outer finish.

We have over the years completed this type of repair without this happening but it can be unpredictable in its outcome. Because of this we have been looking for a way to stop and or reduce the damage to the outer paint, leading to a more acceptable finish. Very recently we have come up with a method that may give us more control when it comes to single sided repairs. We are still in the early days of it’s use but are encouraged so far with the materials we have used it on. I must point out that this type of repair is only any good for small none structural repairs because this repair does not address the

This repair was completed using the new method.

This repair was completed using the new method.

issue of strength and is more likely to fail in the future. How far in the future only time will tell. We will always maintain that the double sided repair is the best and strongest as it gets rid of the crack completely.

We have noted that there is a fly in the ointment, namely super glue – people will insist that they have a go; we do not have a problem with this attitude but we ask that you use something else because the message is: super glue does not work!! Not only that it makes repairing it properly much more difficult and dangerous where plastic welding is involved and increases the cost.

First post of the new year.


 Welcome to 2016! Did you have a good time over the holiday period? All rested anchopperd ready to go!? I’m not really ready having trouble getting into the swing of things. I don’t think the constant rain and grey skies are helping.

Anyway! we have reset our opening times back to normal, moving back to our half day Saturday. We have also made some changes to the blog as you can see. Giving it a bit of a spruce up for the new year and changing the header to a drawing of the newer looking GSXR. I have also littered this post with a number of other sketches of bikes.

I did promise to post more often last year but did not keepharleyd it up. I’m not doing that again this time. The real world tends, in our case, to push our digital presence into the background. It is possible this would be different if our business was more digitally based. A lot of what we do does not require a computer.

That just leaves me to say that we wish you all the best for the coming year.

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Times are changing.


2015-03-03 16.25.10We are changing our opening times From the first of October we will be open Saturday from

9 am to 5 pm

We are trialing this until December, If it proves popular then it may be here to stay. To balance this out we maybe closed on a floating day during the week. You will need to phone anyway so It should not detracted from our excellent service. We look forward to seeing you.

Be paid for for giving your opinion.


Paid Motorcycle Market Research!
£100 for two hours

Forensic Fieldwork Ltd is specifically looking for owners of:

Suzuki GSX-650F
Yamaha XJ6 Diversion
Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F

To attend a focus group, lasting two hours, that will take place at 7pm on Thursday 6th March in Central London.

To this end all respondents will be asked to bring their vehicle docs (V5)

Respondents will receive £100 for their time and input.

The purpose of the research is to talk to current owners of these motorbikes, get their feedback on usage and thus be instrumental in design ideas for the next generation of vehicle.

As well as being a unique opportunity to influence the future of the bike, all registered attendees will be offered an honorarium to thank them for their time and input.  Only your personal opinion is important. It is not a sales / promotion event. The event management is entirely independent and neutral.

This would be a great opportunity for riders to help design future models.

If you are interested, please contact:

Aaron Sion

Project Principal

Forensic Fieldwork Ltd.

+44 20 3435 5715

aaron.sion@forensicfieldwork.com

Broken plastic get a discount.


Three wheeled special

Three wheeled special

Get the year off to a good start by getting yourself a discount on those repairs that you put off last year. At the same time Check out the new web site and see what is new for this year.

10% All repairs until the end of February 28/2/14

To receive this offer just use the contact form put discount in the comment section and we will send you a special code that can be redeemed against any repair this includes the VFR seat lug service before the end of February 2014.

All work needs to be completed by the 28/2/14