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Old 06-21-2012, 12:10 PM
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Fender repair?

I recently ordered a set of Duraflap rear mudflaps for my 08' DRW 4x4 and when I went to get them installed they found that the fiberglass where the stock (ugly) form-fit splash guards screw in was broken. So couldn't get my pretty new flaps put on. Anyone have experience repairing the fiberglass on these?

I was gonna see about trying to lay some fiberglass repair in there so I could drill new holes, but not sure if it will work. Other ideas?


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Old 06-21-2012, 03:19 PM
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The dually humps on my 08' DRW 4x4 are ABS plastic , not fiberglass. Are yours really made of fiberglass?
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Actually no...I just assumed they were but you are correct. They are plastic. It appears that whoever put the ugly aftermarket moulded ones on did a rotten job and broke all the tabs off or backed into something, or whatever. Anyway, all the tabs on the drivers side are broke off. Think I'll just have the pre-drilled ones sent back and order the ones you have to drill. There is still plenty of plastic left to mount to...just not the factory tabs. Poor design if you ask me.

I don't know if fiberglass would even stick to plastic if I tried to do a build-up and red rill the factory holes. I'm inclined to think not...not very well at least.


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Sure it will. It sticks to anything. Just do good prep. Rough the ABS nicely with some 80 grit.
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Ok. Did a little google searching on abs repair. Gonna give it a try this weekend.


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