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#1 myles

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 02:19 PM

I noticed some rear arch damage when I got the car but am thinking about it more, now I have time to think.

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I'm not going to get it repaired until I move (as soon as lockdown finishes) but what are people's thoughts?

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 03:22 PM

Just fill it from behind with bodge that has fibre strands in for strength, then use the smoother filler on the outside surface.



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 03:30 PM

Just fill it from behind with bodge that has fibre strands in for strength, then use the smoother filler on the outside surface.


Cheers. It looks a lot worse in the picture than it is, I just want to get something on it to hold it from behind. I'm thinking something like 'No More Nails'?!!

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 03:39 PM

I think that's a stress crack rather than someone having dinked it.

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 03:50 PM

I think that's a stress crack rather than someone having dinked it.


It starts from the arch liner bolt, it looks as though someone tried to tighten it with a mallet and pushed the inner part of the clam back, the crack may have followed it.

I could be wrong though ..

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 04:09 PM

I think that's a stress crack rather than someone having dinked it.


Just thinking about this, does the clam to arch liner connection create stress on the fibreglass? If it pushes back on the clam then the stress has to have an outlet somewhere.

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 04:21 PM

Mine had the same crack on both sides, seemed to be slowly getting worse before getting repaired too.



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 04:27 PM

After it is fixed, you may want to consider adding a slab of carbon fiber to the section that get's peddeled with stones a lot.

 



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 04:28 PM

Mine had the same crack on both sides, seemed to be slowly getting worse before getting repaired too.


I guess more material behind the source of the crack sorts it out then? Out of interest how much did it cost roughly?

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 04:37 PM

 

Mine had the same crack on both sides, seemed to be slowly getting worse before getting repaired too.


I guess more material behind the source of the crack sorts it out then? Out of interest how much did it cost roughly?

 

Not sure on cost as I had the doors and front clam done at the same time, I think I have some photos of mine during the repair somewhere.



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 04:40 PM


Mine had the same crack on both sides, seemed to be slowly getting worse before getting repaired too.

I guess more material behind the source of the crack sorts it out then? Out of interest how much did it cost roughly?
Not sure on cost as I had the doors and front clam done at the same time, I think I have some photos of mine during the repair somewhere.

Where I'm moving to there are no end of fibreglass experts, so I'll bite the bullet and get everything back to A1. The money keeps on pouring out of my wallet!

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 08:02 PM

It's a fairly easy fix to do yourself. I had a crack in the same area after the infamous asshole Dan Jude droped one of Haggi's, (r.i.p.), wheels against my car. It does'nt take too much to get damage in that area as there's no strength behind it.



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Posted 11 April 2020 - 08:15 PM

It's a fairly easy fix to do yourself. I had a crack in the same area after the infamous asshole Dan Jude droped one of Haggi's, (r.i.p.), wheels against my car. It does'nt take too much to get damage in that area as there's no strength behind it.


Cheers, how do you deal with the face of the crack? Cut into it and fill it, rub back and paint?

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 08:31 PM

Got exactly the same on mine. I drilled the crack to stop it spreading and wrapped it but you can drill a few small holes along the crack, grind a V channel along the crack and fill it with fibreglass filler.




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