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#1 Burton

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 12:45 AM

 check it-

http://www.26liter.us/forum/index.php/topi...54.html#msg9354

Edited by Burton, 25 January 2009 - 12:43 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 12:19 PM

Great info!  

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 01:21 PM

check it....


http://www.26liter.us/forum/index.php/topi...54.html#msg9354

Edited by Burton, 25 January 2009 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:46 PM

If I was to go into a paint supply house, what exactly would I ask for so I get the right stuff?

Thanks for posting all this.
I have some minor repairs to do to my airdam and this will help tremendously.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:01 PM

QUOTE (Richie_Rich)
If I was to go into a paint supply house, what exactly would I ask for so I get the right stuff?

Thanks for posting all this.
I have some minor repairs to do to my airdam and this will help tremendously.



iwas gonna ask that too lokks like 3M automix 5895b and 5895a
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:06 PM

QUOTE (starion0352)
QUOTE (Richie_Rich)
If I was to go into a paint supply house, what exactly would I ask for so I get the right stuff?

Thanks for posting all this.
I have some minor repairs to do to my airdam and this will help tremendously.



iwas gonna ask that too lokks like 3M automix 5895b and 5895a



   Correct. From what I have heard, it is harder to find it in the tubes now. They also carry it in one of them premixer plunger things that suck to use, so that probably has a different part number.


   There are also other brands I'm sure. If you go into an aubody/paint supplu place and say you need the plastic part repair epoxy they will know what you need and should be able to help you. I've only ever used the 3M stuff. That's what they had at tech school, college and my local paint place. It's worked great so I never really had a reason to try anything else.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:07 AM

Great info.  8)

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:08 AM

QUOTE (Burton)
QUOTE (starion0352)
QUOTE (Richie_Rich)
If I was to go into a paint supply house, what exactly would I ask for so I get the right stuff?

Thanks for posting all this.
I have some minor repairs to do to my airdam and this will help tremendously.



iwas gonna ask that too lokks like 3M automix 5895b and 5895a



   Correct. From what I have heard, it is harder to find it in the tubes now. They also carry it in one of them premixer plunger things that suck to use, so that probably has a different part number.


   There are also other brands I'm sure. If you go into an aubody/paint supplu place and say you need the plastic part repair epoxy they will know what you need and should be able to help you. I've only ever used the 3M stuff. That's what they had at tech school, college and my local paint place. It's worked great so I never really had a reason to try anything else.


is this the stuff?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3M-Automix-...sspagenameZWDVW

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:28 AM

Actually, no. That is a general auto adhesive.

   The Automix line has many different aspects and different adhesives, epoxies.


   You want to find the Automix plastc parts repair stuff.
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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:19 PM

Is there still a viewable write up for this process? And is the automix stuff still available?
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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:36 PM

I was able to get some a year and a half ago. Comes in two tubes you mix it per instructions and use it to fill in cracks and gaps. I used 3m aluminum foil tape to hold the cracks together and also where I had holes in air dam until it set up. Keep filling and sanding until it is smooth. Wish I had taken more pics of the process. Not to hard though just takes time and patience.
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Posted 21 November 2016 - 03:46 PM

View PostTheDemon, on 14 November 2016 - 08:19 PM, said:

Is there still a viewable write up for this process? And is the automix stuff still available?

If you have a NAPA Paint Department nearby you can get it from them too.  It will run you around 16 dollars and its twice as big as BONDO's parts store version.

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 06:18 AM

there are several companies that make a flexible bumper repair epoxy, even bondo makes some. find a local autobody supply store and they should have what you need.

like cheesy said just put some tape on the backside of the airdam so it blocks off any big cracks or holes then just fill in the area with the epoxy. make sure you rough up the area surrounding where you are repairing so the epoxy has something to stick to.
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once you have done the front i would recommend doing the back side of it also, you wont have to sand it all smooth in the back because nobody will see it but it will give it added strength.

really no need for it to even be removed from the car for the repair, just get the front of the car up on stands so you can get better access to the area your working on.
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 12:07 PM

Any chance to get the info posted here?




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