4 June 2013

How to repair plastic parts for cars and motorbikes.

Repairing a steering column cowling for a Subaru Impreza 1997.

The cowling was broken into 3 pieces which I glued together with super glue. The glue dried in just a few seconds and helped to keep the parts together for the next step.


I cleaned the parts with a silicon remover. On the inside of the cowling I used fibreglass and polyester in order to glue the parts together.


I made a "shallow V" on the outside, with a Dremel.


I filled the "shallow V"with fibreglass padding and sanded it with 240 grit sandpaper.


I sprayed it with plastic primer before I covered it with black plastic paint. I'm pretty happy with the result.


5 comments:

  1. Amazing! It really looks as new one. The black plastic painting fully covers the scratches very neatly.

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