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PostSubject: Damage repair without repaint   Wed 28 Feb 2018, 9:14 am

The &%$@! Chevette build. Since I've got a good paint job on it, I'm loath to have to glue/fill/sand/repaint the area, especially since the plastic is soooooo brittle. I doubt I can sand it back without it breaking again

Any suggestions on reglueing the piece? I can live with a hairline crack. I was thinking of fully assembling it, then positioning the broken piece and flowing some ultra thin liquid cement into the crack ends.

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PostSubject: Re: Damage repair without repaint   Wed 28 Feb 2018, 12:37 pm

Got a photo of the problem Chris?

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PostSubject: Re: Damage repair without repaint   Wed 28 Feb 2018, 12:43 pm

LHF front guard. The one piece broken off. That much I can be grateful for.
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PostSubject: Re: Damage repair without repaint   Wed 28 Feb 2018, 12:50 pm

Glue in a piece of scrap styrene behind the wing/fender first. This will give a far better and secure fixing point when you glue in the broken off piece.

Then I'm afraid, you live with it or go the filling, sanding and blowing in fresh paint route.

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PostSubject: Re: Damage repair without repaint   Wed 28 Feb 2018, 12:55 pm

You've pretty much covered my plans, Al. I was pondering over glue choices, toying with PVA on the crack line. Or if I can support it well enough, perhaps no glue in the crack line, and rely on the glue on backing styrene.

I don't think the plastic will stand sanding. It'll break there, or somewhere else.

Thanks for the advice, I'll sleep on it.

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