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    Fellow Frogger! AxGT's Avatar
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    Default Plastic Repair and Repaint (EPDM)

    Hi guys, the AX is looking a bit tired, and has a few cracks and dings in the front bumper, and it needs a respray too.

    Does anyone have any good books or tips on plastic repair (the bumper is EPDM plastic). i've found reference to some 3M bog like stuff, thats fairly flexible, but thats about it. Also, whats the go with getting the flexible paint for plastic bumpers?

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    Ken

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    Ken,

    If you get the paint mixed at a Dulux Auto Paint stockist, all you need do is tell them it's for a flexib;e plastic and they'll either add the additive when they mix it up or sell you some seperately.
    There are bogs around with all kinds of things in them these days (fibreglass, stainless steel etc) and in any case, most bogs are by nature kinda flexible and bog sticks to plastic like catsh** to a mohair rug.
    Preparation is by far the most important aspect of these and anything 90% prepared will be 90% failure; there just ain't no shortcuts.
    If you do a search back a year or so, you'll find that I did Adrian's TZi and a bit after that, Shane did his CX bumpers. I think you'll find I gave a fairly descriptive report on all the ups & downs of the job.

    This is the job I did.

    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/gallery/adrians.htm

    An article I wrote a few years back could also assist.

    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/snippets/painting.htm


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    In my case I had bits broken out of the bumpers that had to be plastic welded in. The guy that repaired them said only use a tiny amount of hardener with plastic filler so that the heat created by the bog setting didn't warp the area at all.

    The difference is VERY big. If you do a search here at aussiefrogs I remember posting before and after photo's after painting my bumpers.

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    Thanks guys, ill let you know how i go

    Ken

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