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Offline X

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Fender crack question
« on: October 22, 2014, 01:00:06 am »
I just found I have a crack in the tip of my front fender and will eventually fall off as the clear coat is litreally holding it on. I had two thoughts. Either get some tape and make a clean line and use a die cutter and cut a spike into the front fender togive it some personal touch and figure out a cheap roll of chorme molding or just get some abs glue and glue it back on after removing it and prepping the area.
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Re: Fender crack question
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 02:16:21 am »
not much to prep

if alignment is good you may be able to do a quick light glue to keep it aligned then rough the underside and build up a little thicker about half inch wide across the crack line to give it some more strength

as to cutting I wouldn't do anything to vary from stock unless you plan to keep for ever or do a fender replacement
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Re: Fender crack question
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 11:35:19 am »
If the crack is in the plastic itself, weld the back of the crack from the inside of the fender with a soldering iron to secure it.
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Re: Fender crack question
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 12:52:23 pm »
Oatey black ABS cement.  Use a small piece of screen on the underside as rebar.  Since ABS cement is ABS melted in a chemical carrier that evaporates, this is effectively by chemical reaction.   I used this method on my turn signal bridge 6 years ago.  Your only out a few bucks.  In my area all plumbing is PVC so I had to order it online.   

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Re: Fender crack question
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 02:59:59 pm »
I used ABS cement on a break in mine.  Worked perfect.
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