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What did you do to your Kombi today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BrianK, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    It's not the only way to do it correctly but is good for maximum stiffness.
    The original parts and pop tops were just chopper gun and roller.
    Replicating the same on a repair with a good scarf into stable base is fine.
    A sandwich over the join with layer top and bottom gives very good repair as long as done with attn to requisite techniques.
     
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    That cost would apply to either repair if desired
    Finished job can be painted.
    Gelcoat used over polyester but not epoxy.
     
  3. rstucke

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    @Vwbus guy less talk, more show how you accomplish your results on your vids.
    Bit boring listening to the dribble.
    Just trying to be helpful, seeing as how your trying to get a following.
    Sorry if I offend
     
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    If you don't want to offend don't use the term dribble.
    It's belittling.
    And clearly meant to offend.
    Goodnight
     
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  6. cbus

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    You asked for feedback.
     
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    Actually that xd my mind .i bought some once in a tin , take out what u need ,add hardener and use the same way as plastic.Still have to re,enforce the repair some how .We are on the right track.Will check out sprints tomoz n see what they have.
    Thanks all ,once again ,the club has come through.
     
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  8. chris taylor

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    Yes it has delaminated, now the brain is working again I think I know how to go about it .
    Tks will post photos as I go.
    Tks n cheers.
     
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  9. cbus

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    Do it properly Chris.
    https://www.findsports.com.au/p/ocean-earth-fibreglass-repair-kit/9321977009300

    Surely there's a paint shop or surfboard place somewhere near you that can give small quantities from bulk containers ?
     
  10. chris taylor

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    Unfortunately no, we live in hills area where there is a lack of those things , maybe bunnings might.have something I can use.
    Col Its nice living here BUT plenty of s/markets ,1 service stn,n not much else.But rest assured it will be done correctly Col....
     
  11. cbus

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    Good luck finding something ;)
     
  12. David H

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    My Words;).
    Cheers
     
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    Good that you're back on top of it Chris;).
    Cheers
     
  14. David H

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    Cheers @rstucke I'd be in on this discussion;) said the 'incorrigible one',
    Cheers
     
  15. chris taylor

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    found what i needed to fix the gas bottle lid at Sprint Auto Parts .Seems to be doing the job ok so far , have fibre glassed a metal plate over the damaged area for strength, will now sand it back and do another coat on top then a coat underneath,that should be plenty strong enough ,give it a final sand ,repaint ,and it look good, i did sand it back to fibre glass before applying glass ,just in case you are wondering, lol, Looks a bit rough at the moment but when finished will be ok.

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    100_0943.JPG Another section is finished ,the gas bottle cover which got banged up is now repaired using fibre glass ,body filler, and pink putty , plus used a piece of galv iron as reinforcement around the shattered section ,it appears to be very solid without any sign of flex ,i doubt it will ever fall to bits ,im pleased with end result. Just have to go to a caravan repair place and get the vent that goes in the hole , the repair is at the bottom r/hand corner ,sorry but the date things blocks out a bit of it underneath the masking tape is "the gas bottle with in" sign .
     
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    Looks great to me Chris!:)
     
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  18. chris taylor

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    Hi Chrissy how are you all going.
    Yes ,considering what I did to it it has come up quite well . The main damage was the frt door ,it was stoved in quite a bit. Then the sill was trashed up and the rr bumper pulled out shape and also had a big tear in it.For all of that it was not to bad to fix.i reckon if I took it to a repair shop I would have been looking at 6 maybe 7 thou 2 fix , doing it myself probably cost about $600 not counting labour.It is amazing how tuff these vans are.thought it would have been damaged a lot more .
     
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