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temp ext plastic fix crx?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by cressidakiller, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. cressidakiller

    cressidakiller New Member

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    hey all, i had a post a few months back where i received good info on fixing crx exterior plastic pieces that i plan on using as soon as i can.
    in the meantime i have rounded up a better nose panel (wrong color but only in 2 pieces, and no huge chunks missing as in my current one) and 2 near-perfect matching fenders. my driver fender has multiple cracks but is still amazingly one piece. sometimes i fear it will blow apart and litter the road. i was looking for a temporary quick fix to keep it together and look a tad nicer until i have the time to replace my exterior pieces. my crx is black so i've been thinking electrical tape. anyone have experience w/ that or anything else? currently i could not use putty or anything like that on the fender while it is on the car, the parts of it have big gaps in them. i'll try to get a pic up soon. i'm trying to do something quick that doesn't involve pulling the bumper off to get the fender off.
    thanks.
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    drill fresh holes and use zip ties. drift cars do it all the time.
     
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    cressidakiller New Member

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    thats what i was thinking of but i couldn't think of the name 'zip tie'. thx.
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    heres my zip tie job
    i wanted to put the holes closer to the edge but had broken off a small piece doing just that. i wonder if more zip ties closer together would look better. this seems to hold it pretty well.
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    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    if you wanted to use tape, dont use electrical tape.
    get some black duct tape.
    electrical tape wouldnt hold for shit.
     
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    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    x2 to the electrical tape not sticking, and for the record duct tape won't either above 55mph (i used it to hold my sunroof shut for a while in my si).

    i think the zip ties look like the way to go - that's pretty impressive work holding that fender together hondasaurus - rep.
     
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    they have a plastic welder gun you can buy to put it back together my buddy got one to fix his fenders on his 4 wheeler and it did a good job and it holds up pretty good
     
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    thx guys. this was just temp. i'm surprised i was able to get the zip ties on w/o taking the fender off. thats how cracked it was, fluttering on the freeway. i think i could go closer w/ the drill holes in the future if i angle the drill and apply pressure only a couple seconds at a time.
    it was bad, at the top of a 30 degree hill i hit 5 days/week, i'd turn right low in 2nd gear and my loose driver fender would scrape my new tire. wish i had a before shot but my cam batt was dead and it was an unusually warm day.
    i have new fenders (current right one is in pretty good shape tho). i also have a better but not perfect front mask.
    its just freezing here and i have no garage so I'm not going to be taking my bodywork off til spring.
    i also think drilling at the end of a crack works for stoppin the crack, but only time will tell. i'd read to do that before. my fender is missing the outer trim that sticks out about 1/2 way down and it cracked only til the natural hole (for the trim).
     
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