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Repairing Fiberglass Fender Flares Fc-150

Discussion in 'Jeep Truck and FC Tech' started by henry donaldson, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Dec 29, 2019
    henry donaldson

    henry donaldson New Member

    florida
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    If you have even a little skill you can repair broken fender flairs using fiberglass. Out of 2 sets of flairs I was able to get only one of the eight ends wasn't broken. I used it to create a piece that I attached where other parts were broken off. I used a very heavy coat of Pam as a mold release agent. Not sure a generous wipe of motor oil wouldn't do the same. Where just a bit was broken off I clamped that end flat to a table top and used bendable pieces of wood to make the shape and just filled it with fiberglass resin over a layer of fiberglass cloth. I used the chopped fiberglass cloth as opposed to the woven. Found fiberglass resin won't adhere to the sticky side of blue painters tape so I used the blue tape all over the place, several layers, to make the radius and forms needed. I put he tape on the bench top with the sticky side up when doing the small missing ends, clamped the fender on it and used the bendable sticks to form the missing piece. You can get a gallon of resin at Home Depot or Walmart for about $35, the cloth was $7 and twelve throw away brushes from Harbor Freight were $6 with the 20% off coupon, don't forget the free flashlight.

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  2. Jan 3, 2020
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    Cool interesting fix
     
  3. Jan 4, 2020
    PeteL

    PeteL Member 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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  4. Mar 5, 2020
    ojgrsoi

    ojgrsoi Retired. 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    That is really fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
     

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