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Old 02-20-2006, 09:51 PM
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working with plastic panels?

Does anyone have any experience working with plastic panels? I'm gunna be starting some body work on my saturn which is made completely out of plastic panels except for the hood, roof, and deck lid. I tried the search function but only got topics about painting onto plastic and such. I'm looking to do some shaving and related stuff and want to do it right.

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You are thinking of shaving the door handles? I have to say, I really don't think that can be done with much success on those panels. There are "bumper repair" procedures that would work but honestly, they don't really work that well. I think the patch would be seen because of the different thicknesses and expansion rates would differ.

I know it is "possible" with plastic welding and what not, what I am saying is "realisically" it is not something that would work well.

I have done a LOT of Saturn work, we faced the facts a long time ago to just replace the panels when they were torn or otherwise damaged. They are not real repair friendly.

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I've seen pictures of several people that have shaved them on saturns I was just wondering if you'd have any hints of how I could go about trying to do it. what procedures would you try if you came across this task?
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