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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2001, 08:27 PM
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Has anybody tried to repair a plastic fender in ways other than the frankenstine stitch type way. I think I may be able to save my front fender on my Lt, which is cracked here and there, fiberglassed (yuck), and stitched in places as a repair by a past owner.
My plan is to cut it race style, just big enough to fit the bolt mount pattern, and to try to melt the cracks in the plastic that remain, My other idea is to use a plastic bonding epoxy to repair them.
Has anybody done a repair like this or has an idea on how to do it.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2001, 09:24 PM
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Re: plastic repair

i have had good luck with plastic 'welding' using a soldering iron and some sort of other plastic for rod

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Re: plastic repair

I have the stitch affect on mine and if done right with the right color zipties it looks pretty trick...aint nothin better then war wounds!!!!!!

I have one on the back that has 13 stitches....yellow stitches on purple plastic

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Re: plastic repair

there is a plastic welder that you can use, it melts the plactis into a v shape and you feed athe plastic rod thru it and it fills it in, I have one and they work great.

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i like the stitch look myself....

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i like the stitched look as well...but color cordination is the key [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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duct tape racing stripes look cool! (but not 3M duct tape!!)

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Re: plastic repair

I have always done the stich thing myself, but I have decided that since i am getting a rear plastic that has no bad damage that i am going to try the plastic weld repair on the front. I am going to try one of those mini torches that can melt a penny, and melt/repair the fender with a piece of the old rear as material. If my plan works it should turn out good.
For everyone who likes the stich look I am going to put up a pict of the old rear fender soon, you'll be impressed.

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Re: plastic repair

here is that pict, notice the bucket spliced into the plastic. The front end is off so i can replace pretty much every bushing, bearing, seal, and pad that will fit on it.

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