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Old 10-21-2011, 08:47 AM
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Rear Spoiler - studs pulled out

I am having issues with a rear spoiler, the studs rusted out and there is a fiberglass barrier covering the bottom of the spoiler. I think I need to cut out the bottom barrier somehow get new studs put in.







This is for a 1978 Corvette

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Take a piece of sheetmetal about 2 inches square and get the proper sixze bolt, probably 1/4x20 and weld it to the center of the sheetmetal. Then using fiberglass resin hardener, glass it to the spots and you have new studs.
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What you can do is, repair the fiberglass barrier using a patch of satin coat sheet metal 'glassed on to the barrier and then "keyhole" the head of the carriage bolt to fit the corresponding holes in the trunk lid.

By 'keyholing', I mean, making a round hole the size of the carriage bolt head and then cutting a slot for the square base next to the hole to allow the carriage bolt base to lock into the slot exactly in the position over top of the corresponding hole in the trunk lid.
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An alternative would be to epoxy glue the spoiler right to the deck lid, using four of five blobs of glue right over the holes in the deck lid to seal up the existing hole and allow the glue to lock into the holes.
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Would it matter that the body is fiberglass if I decide to epoxy it on?
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evercoat 870 bonding adhesive . polyester resin has poor adhesion to cured polyester fiberglass and will not bond to smc .
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So I should use evercoat 870 bonding adhesive?

What is SMC
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sheet molded composite .parts of your car is smc. any repair on any vette should be done with epoxy. the 870 will bond the spoiler on permanent.
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or you can use the 870 to put a stud in .
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or you can use the 870 to put a stud in .
Maybe I can Do both!
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It is time for you to do a little plumbing!
These are used to undermount sinks to solid countertops


Follow Shines adhesive suggestion and bond the stud to your spoiler .
Now you are back in business quick and easy.
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