Plastic in the cold


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Welcome to a freezing start to the new year.
 
This weather has implications for automotive plastic ( farings, bumpers, etc,etc ). Plastic looses its elastic properties when the temperature drops making it hard and brittle but this does depend on the plastic material used.
 
There are two main categories of plastic hard and soft. Hard plastics like ABS  used  in motor bike farings, can become very brittle and break easily. Soft materials like Polyprop , being more flexible , will not crack so easily but will show signs of stress in the cold.
 
With the weather as cold as it is, it means that any damage your plastic receives will be twice as bad. So take a bit more care around that bike stored in the garage.
 
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Last of the Year


It has been a long time since our last post. A lot has happened to keep us busy through the year not all of it good. Some of it has kept our fingers at play with the plastic and not the key board, hopefully we will be able to change this in the year ahead.

We would like to wish you all the best for the New Year.