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What method is best when trying to bond fiberglass products to plastic. My doors are almost all plastic and would like to rebuild parts of each door. Normally I would just scuff the surface and then drill lots of holes into the plastic to get the fiberlass somthing to attach itself to. But are there any better techniques? The doors will be covered in vinyl when finished, so I would rather they didnt come appart 6 months down the road.
12-24-2007, 12:44 PM
Use one of the many plastic bonding or bumper repair kits out there. You have to know what kind of plastic your working with though, certain stuff only works with certain plastics....
Not sure what type of plastic my doors are? 2000 Dodge Neon. What can I look for to know what the plastic type is?
12-24-2007, 04:02 PM
There are usually stampings in the plastic
PPE. PPO, TPO, TPE or any combination of stuff........
Fozz - What do you have planned? I'm thinking of adding to the interior of my Neon as well this winter if I have the time.
IMO regardless of whatever products you choose, or are presented with, I would make sure to design in some mechanical means of attachment as well.
I'm trying to re-work my doors just for cosmetics. I have natural wood showing in my trunk and want to bring some of that into the cabin. I don't like the plastic look at all, so I will be using vinyl to cover the doors aswell. I want to remove the pocket and factory speaker grill and just make the door smooth and simple looking. Trouble is, I think the door may start to crack in the places I joing the fiberglass to the plastic from the door opening and closing. If this were just a dash re-build I wouldn't be worried.
Send me a PM on CCA. We can chat.
12-28-2007, 12:09 AM
I am by no means a pro. I CA glue the stretched material to a scuffed door panel and go from there.
12-28-2007, 11:05 AM
Baggedbirds....great looking work!
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