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Author Topic: Fender Scoop repair  (Read 493 times)
oldcarnut
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« on: March 09, 2018, 01:05:52 PM »

I started to get my scoops set up for mounting and ran into some problems.  The mounting pedistals crack and split when trying to screw into the threads.  Looks like it's just plain resin. They were retapped to clean up but just split or break off at the slightest pressure.  They're unused so it's not been prestressed before.  What I started to do to one was to rivet an insert into one end of tubing and swedge out the other to fit the fg pedistal. After cutting off the cracked up pieces, getting a good fit and correct height, I epoxied it on. Seems to look like it will work.  Before I do the rest, I was wondering what others have done that may be a better way?  As you can see in one of the pics even the bottom where's it's connects to the scoop has popped out a fragment but thread doesn't go down that far.


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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 07:59:23 PM »

I have seen JB Weld used with good results in the past on real scoops.   Twocents
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 08:26:06 PM »

I have seen JB Weld used with good results in the past on real scoops.   Twocents
I had thought about that or titanium putty. In the interest of time getting this done I went ahead and started using the threaded inserts in the expanded tubing.  At least I know that the threads won't be pulling out or cracking.  Still would be nice to see some other repair method pics posted.


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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 07:30:41 PM »

Looks pretty good to me.  coolgleamA
They will blend right in when painted. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 12:46:55 PM »

I really like Q BOND for any plastic repair- its super strong and only thing weve found at the body shop that it sticks to many plastics and is structurally sound
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