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#1 Vx220 car nut

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:16 PM

Took the middle undertray off yesterday to get to the handbrake adjuster. Ended up damaging a small piece of fibreglass where the bolt (closest to the front of the car on the offside) screws into the u clip. The fibreglass has cracked around the u clip making it difficult to put the screw back and there is a fracture/ crack measuring approx 15-20mm in the underside fibreglass.
Obviously don’t want it to get worse. Am I best using an epoxy glue or maybe a specialist fibreglass repair kit?
Appreciate anybody’s thoughts on how to tackle this repair.
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Posted 31 May 2019 - 04:26 PM

You could get away with a quick repair given it's not visible.  Its cheap, quick and easy.  You could also go to the other extreme and have a proper fibreglass repair that's not even visible once repainted.  It all depends on what you want.  I can spare you some glass / resin if you want to DIY.  I'm just outside Nantwich.



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:35 PM

If any cracks are running towards the visible part of the sill, you might want to drill a small hole (3mm) right in the end of the crack, to stop it running, otherwise it might well keep going.

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 11:06 AM

Thanks guys. Iam going to have a go at doing a fibreglass repair (for the first time).
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