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Unread 01-04-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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I'm a new owner of a '92 G8 gas cart. The front cowl has a crack in it, and since it seems to be made of unobtainium, I'd like to fix it.
It seems to be made of similar plastic as car bumper covers. Has anyone had any success repairing these? If so, what did you use, how did you do it?
Is it possible to plastic weld them? I've done a little reading about repairing bumper covers, but it seems like there are several types of plastic used. Do any of you know what type of plastic our carts are made of?

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Unread 01-04-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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The front and rear bodies on the G8 are made out of "metton", the same thing watercraft hulls were made out of. You can use fiberglass from the back side and use Bondo on the outside and use automotive paint to finish. Much easier then plastic bodies. Good luck...I hate fiberglass
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Unread 01-05-2015, 06:53 AM   #3
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You might want to look into a product called plast-aid, I used it on pvc and it worked great, pretty sure after it sets up you can sand it too
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Yep! Fiberglass works well on the back side. I also had luck using Bondo. You'll need to sand it afterwards, but it works fine.
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Unread 01-05-2015, 11:33 AM   #5
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The front and rear bodies on the G8 are made out of "metton", the same thing watercraft hulls were made out of. You can use fiberglass from the back side and use Bondo on the outside and use automotive paint to finish. Much easier then plastic bodies. Good luck...I hate fiberglass
is the g-1 front this ''metton'' also ?

btw Metton LMR is a family of lightly cross-linked olefinic thermoset polymers based on polydicyclopentadiene (PDCPD)

from http://www.metton.com/index.php/metton-lmr/benefits

my g-1 looks like abs
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is the g-1 front this ''metton'' also ?

btw Metton LMR is a family of lightly cross-linked olefinic thermoset polymers based on polydicyclopentadiene (PDCPD)

from http://www.metton.com/index.php/metton-lmr/benefits

my g-1 looks like abs
Very early G1's (79 and 80) had a very ridged front cowel like fiberglass. Then they went to a more flexable style polypropalyn type of meterial.
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Unread 01-06-2015, 07:38 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the help!

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