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Cracked wing - advice on fixing?

Hi there,

Can anyone give me any advice on the best way to fix a cracked wing? It's only a small crack, about 3cm long, but it goes all the way through the thickness of the wing. It's on the wheel arch, and I reckon I could get in behind it if needed to glue it or something.

This is the first car I've ever had with plastic wings so really have no idea what I should do, but I really think I should do something sooner rather than later in case the crack spreads and I need a whole new wing...
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Re: Cracked wing - advice on fixing?

you can get the wing repaired, most SMART technicians can do it.
failing that, unbolt the wing and take it to a motorbike repair shop, as they fix plastic cowlings all the time and its the same repair procedure.

as a last resort just have a hunt about for a replacement plastic wing from a breakers yard, you are bound to find a matching colour panel, as a lot of reno's are bought up for scrapping for spares.
it might be cheaper to replace the wing instead of getting it repaired. (just depends on if you strike lucky on finding a clean undamaged wing for under 50)
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Re: Cracked wing - advice on fixing?

You can do it yourself with this - its all you need.



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