Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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Go to an automotive parts store that sells body shop supplies (sand paper / bondo / etc....). Ask for (1) reinforcement tape, (1) semi rigid plastic repair, (2) Maroon " scotchbrite " pads (2) 80 and (2) 320 grit sand paper, (1) aerosol plastic adhesion promoter, (1) aerosol filler primer and (1) of whatever automotive paint you want.
Clean the parts with dish soap and water, scuff the parts with a medium (maroon) "scotch-brite" pad. Use a dremel tool, die grinder or your 80 grit sandpaper to cut a small V groove along the center of the crack (not all the way through, just make a "V" ). Apply the plastic repair with a putty knife, in the groove and about 1/2" on either side on the back of the fairing. Cut the reinforcement tape into 1" strips the length of the repair and press into the putty and smooth ( not critical as this won't be seen). Put repair putty into the V grove on the top side of the plastic (the part you will see) and smooth to make sanding easier later. Let dry 24 hours ( or you will be mad when it comes apart because it's not dry ), sand the top (outside) with 80 grit sand paper to get the bulk of the extra putty off, finish sand with a 320 grit paper. When you are happy with how smooth it is, wash with soap and water again. When it is completely dry, spray with adhesion promoter and follow drying instructions. Apply filler Primer and let dry as per directions. Apply paint as per directions. Remember with these last three parts, light coats make a smoother finish!!
5 years automotive / industrial body shop sales
1 year assistant manager with the same major North American auto parts chain
Hope it helps.
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