Progress Thread First Project Car - Red '93 Notch

Davedacarpainter

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@Davedacarpainter so I think I want to patch those holes in the bumper cover and I wanted to get your opinion on the best option to do it? I already have fiberglass mats, resin, and bondo available if those are good options.

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Don't use the fiberglass repair. it'll be to brittle for the plastic and will eventually break away.

I'll look up on my thread my favorite way to patch holes and repair plastics.

I'll edit this posts in a few minutes with a paste from it.

Ok, this is from my Cliff Notes thread. It starts on page three and is done on page four.

https://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/threads/83-t-top-coupe-cliff-notes-edition.900362/page-3

A little farther in the thread is where I repaired my interior kick panels that had speaker holes in them. That might even be a more useful repair that you could use for your repair.

The Panel Bomding Adhesive is some incredibly strong stuff.
 
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James V

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Don't use the fiberglass repair. it'll be to brittle for the plastic and will eventually break away.

I'll look up on my thread my favorite way to patch holes and repair plastics.

I'll edit this posts in a few minutes with a paste from it.

Ok, this is from my Cliff Notes thread. It starts on page three and is done on page four.

https://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/threads/83-t-top-coupe-cliff-notes-edition.900362/page-3

A little farther in the thread is where I repaired my interior kick panels that had speaker holes in them. That might even be a more useful repair that you could use for your repair.

The Panel Bomding Adhesive is some incredibly strong stuff.
Thanks! I'll check the link out in a little bit
 

James V

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Don't use the fiberglass repair. it'll be to brittle for the plastic and will eventually break away.

I'll look up on my thread my favorite way to patch holes and repair plastics.

I'll edit this posts in a few minutes with a paste from it.

Ok, this is from my Cliff Notes thread. It starts on page three and is done on page four.

https://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/threads/83-t-top-coupe-cliff-notes-edition.900362/page-3

A little farther in the thread is where I repaired my interior kick panels that had speaker holes in them. That might even be a more useful repair that you could use for your repair.

The Panel Bomding Adhesive is some incredibly strong stuff.
You were referring to that polyflex stuff you used right? I'll have to see if I can get some of that at home depot today. That came out amazing. I never worked with that, but I'm assuming I put down the mat and layer the adhesive over it? And then sand?
 

General karthief

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If you have a hole saw and a cordless drill visit a junk yard and cut out some pucks the same size from another bumper cover and panel bond them into yours, easy peasy.
 

Davedacarpainter

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You were referring to that polyflex stuff you used right? I'll have to see if I can get some of that at home depot today. That came out amazing. I never worked with that, but I'm assuming I put down the mat and layer the adhesive over it? And then sand?
Nah, not the polyflex. Use panel bonding adhesive, some drywall mesh and a few round pieces out of your old bumper.

Read my link, you'll see what i did. It'll hold forever.
 

James V

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I see what you were talking about now @Davedacarpainter thanks for the advice! I'm going to cut the whole rectangular piece that says "mustang" out of my old front bumper cover and transplant it into my new one. Thank you @General karthief as well! Incoming progress posts.
 

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Yeah man, I think it might be easier and cleaner to cut a rectangle out and mold one piece in than 4 individual pieces. That’s what I would do.
 

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Part 1 done. Think I did a pretty clean job cutting it out. My original bumper cover was in rough shape as you can tell. I cut it out with a dremel, I'm going to pick up a new bit tomorrow and start on the other bumper cover in the next couple days.