TIPEC

The TIPEC Forum
It is currently Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:17 am
Asset Trust


All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Rear Valance repair?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:22 pm
Posts: 159
TIPEC membership: 0
Has anyone actually repaired them before & what material is it?

Putting mine back in place when it came back from spray & driver's side not fitting flush on the last bolt closest to wheel. Can it be heated & bent back, to get back to original shape?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rear Valance repair?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:48 am
Posts: 1665
Location: West Essex
TIPEC membership: 0
if you look closely all on the inside it should have a marking to what its made of

the 968 bumpers are PU/GF Polyeurthane / Glass Fibre

when you know what material it is google is your friend

_________________
Cobalt Blue 968 Coupe 1992


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rear Valance repair?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:22 pm
Posts: 159
TIPEC membership: 0
I can't find anything that shows what material it is!?

Took it to a professional bumper repair shop & he said it was neither ABS or PP. Also sceptical whether it can take heat!

I'm dying to give it a go with a heat gun or maybe my Infra Red lamps as it only really needs to bend back in place some 8mm or so. But, afraid that I might do more damage!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rear Valance repair?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:48 am
Posts: 1665
Location: West Essex
TIPEC membership: 0
They are pretty resistant to heat so you should be fine

I read on renlist that the parts have a sort casting memory, get them up to about 150 degrees and they return to original shape, no idea how true that is

I have straightened my side skirts and a my spare front bumper with a heat gun, but they are a bit ferocious

Hair dryer works too but takes ages to get it really hot

_________________
Cobalt Blue 968 Coupe 1992


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rear Valance repair?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:25 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:22 pm
Posts: 159
TIPEC membership: 0
I think I'm gonna give it a go, maybe even use a kettle of hot water in addition to the heat gun to help spread the heat more.

It is a totally different material to the bumper/sill trims & much thicker, so that could be an issue :?:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rear Valance repair?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:48 am
Posts: 1665
Location: West Essex
TIPEC membership: 0
i would think in the sun they possibly get to 60 degrees, depending on colour

_________________
Cobalt Blue 968 Coupe 1992


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rear Valance repair?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:22 pm
Posts: 159
TIPEC membership: 0
Well, I gave it a shot & managed to get it much better! Not perfect, but very well acceptable.

Most probably, after I respray & tighten it up, any discrepancy will not be visible. Now fits back in place & not protruding outwards.

I used a combination of boiling hot water from the kettle, heat gun & I also have an Infra red heater, just like those used in body shops.

Thanks for your help.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group