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G1 front cowl repair

G1 front cowl repair

Postby skintner » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:04 pm

Hi,
I have a G1 gas that I am prepping for a paint job... there are several long cracks on the driver side of the front cowl that need repair. Since the cowl is plastic, I think it could be repaired with a HOT GLUE gun, but I prefer to use fiberglass.

Thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Postby crznrt66 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:38 pm

I'm not sure hot glue will hold. Fiberglass may not either, although that would probably be my 1st choice. You may also think about some 5 minute epoxy with some plastic mesh on the back side.
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Postby skintner » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:06 pm

Thanks for the reply...

My preference is fiberglass on both sides, as long as the surfaces are clean enough for the epoxy resin to adhere to it.

I want to use automotive base/clear with sealer primer first... from other threads I see I should use a primer/sealer that adheres to plastic.

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Postby leviathan » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:07 pm

My G1 cowl had some cracks in it, and the previous owner tried to repair it with some plastic mesh, and some (unknown) pink compound. It did bond to the plastic in some places, but most of it has chipped off. You should make sure whatever you use to repair the cowl is compatible with urethane.
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Postby dwmmatt23 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:13 pm

i glassed mine with fiberglass tape on underside and resin only on top side, then sanded and came out perfect. could never tell there was a 12'' split down the middle
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Postby skintner » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:10 pm

Thanks for the replies... I will proceed with the glass / resin repairs.

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