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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:53 am 
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Ok got a midwing it is in a few more pieces than I like got broken during shipping can any one tell me what to bond it back together with? Just remember I am not a body man. If it's simple I can do it but I really rather do mech or electrical any day. I just know from other times some this do not do well with different glues.Thanks ahead of time for your feed back.

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 Post subject: Re: midwing
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:44 pm 
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In our body-shop we use epoxy product called "Structural adhesive" purchased from a local Auto Value parts store. We have used it to repair cracked or small holey plastic bumpers.(What it was designed for) Shorten the length and change the tear drop taper from a 1980 Z-28 air-induction hood scoop so it would fit on a 1994 Impala SS (Wagon clone) that we built many years Ago. It has saved a lot of cracked fiberglass Toppers (AKA Canopy,cap,shell. Depending on what part of the world you hail from.) along with broken and damaged Ground effects (When was the Last time you saw an 87 ford ranger with the factory GT ground effects ??). We also have used it re-configure and repair a number of rear spoilers, after removing several inches from the middle. and then bonding them back together.
You will need a small grinder to rough up an inch or two from the break. A way to secure the wing blade straight as it dries.(So it doesn't look crooked when done.)
Mix the epoxy product. Let dry (Dries grey and very Hard.) used grinder to roughly shape. spot putty to fill imperfections. Sand,Prime,Paint.
I hope this helps. Jonathan

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