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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:09 pm 
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i saw XG (ute) XR sideskirts at a wreckers yesterday, one is perfect, the other is snapped almost off in a section.

its snapped around 0.5m from an end. its attached by one side of the sideskirt, so the broken sideskirt has one edge undamaged.

its fibreglass, so would there be anypoint to trying to fix it?
if so, would it be easy
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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:18 pm 
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if all the pieces are there it should be easy to repair have you got pics,also how much are they cause if they are cheao as it would be worth repairing.
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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:17 pm 
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Shouldnt be too bad. If you get it off, line everything up, and join it on the backside, taking care not to let the fibreglass build up where it touches the panel, then you can repair the side you see without needing to worry about strength too much

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:03 pm 
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i havent got pictures. i should of. its on a xg ute at the wreckers.

im buying a spare wheel cover from them so i can get a good deal on the sideskirts.
im thinking no more than $50 (for the skirts) due to damage.

 

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:37 pm 
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if its an original skirt, then it will be easy to fix because it can be plastic welded. otherwise its just a fiber glass patch

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:00 pm 
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its fibreglass

 

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:33 pm 
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they dont look tooo bad, give em a good clean, and re-enforce with fibre glass on the inside and bog up the outside to seal any cracks
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Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:23 pm 
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ok thanks.

ive got the fibreglass mesh already, just need the resin. and i have bog and spray putty too.

the sideskirts cost me $30 !!!!
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Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:54 pm 
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just make sure you get the fibreglass on the inside nice and clean and roughed up other wize the new glass will not bond to it.looks like an easy repair tho.nice and cheap to!!
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Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:45 pm 
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been a while since i posted this, and a while since i fixed them :)

worked a treat.

 

 

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