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Old 03-16-2009, 04:06 PM
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Bonding/modelling ABS/ASA plastics

Hi all

I am currently fitting some late model outside mirrors on my panel truck.
And have to remodel the base from the mirror.
Some parts i have to fill in a inch or so and other parts 1/8 of a inch.
What type of material to use.

Any help welcome.

Please no discussion about the looks, as i don't know if i like it myself
But got a rear view for shure.





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If you talking about molding them to the door, you can use a fiberglass mat or glass cloth.You can also use the same stuff to make it look like it's molded and still be able to take it off. The glass mat or cloth can fill in the open areas to get it close to the door line.
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I think you can get the fit closer by using (carefully) a heat gun to soften the material then shape as needed. It'll hold the shape when cooled- unless this material is like what flex bumpers, etc. are made from.
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Thanks for thinking with me.

My goal is to let the feet from the mirror take the shape of the door.
And use a thin rubber gasket between the door and the finished mirror.

I was thinking there are so many new cars being customized on ,bumpers,spoilers and so on, there has to be some kind of epoxy/putty on the market.

But i don't know where to look for it.

The finished product will be sanded in to shape and painted.

Any help welcome
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Try your local body shop supply. They should have some types of epoxies and/or putties to help you do what you want.
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Origin of the mirrors?

What are they from? Looking for something for the car.
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I am probably wrong, but I didnt think ABS liked to be reshaped very well. That said, if it does, give that a try.

Fusor 142 is probably my favourite for filling with plastics. Again, that said, you'd probably want to contact them as I am not sure what its 'recommened' maximum thickness is, if any. It is a two part product, that when used properley is rather strong, and fairly easy to sand.
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