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side scoop adhesive? by vette7584
Started on: 03-06-2015 05:21 PM
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hello all, going to try and modify the side panels by adding scoops from a 1982 trans am. what adhesive works well with the material these side panels are made of? thanks
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The quarter panels are reaction injection molded (RIM) polyurethane. RIM is the process used to make the parts, not the material. In the case of the side panels, that material is a two-part polyurethane resin. Hence the name "reaction injection molding". You can't replicate the RIM process without extremely expensive mixing and injection-molding equipment, but you don't need to since you're just bonding the parts.

Unfortunately, it's pretty hard to bond with because you can't make new polymer chains with the base material of either piece as polyurethane is pretty much inert. You can't melt it together like a thermoplastic elastomer. The key properties for the adhesive will be flexibility and a similar coefficient of expansion. The correct surface preparation (surface roughness) on both parts will also help with the adhesion. If you look for an adhesive intended for flexible urethane bumper repair, that would probably be a good start.

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http://www.tcpglobal.com/UR...R1.html#.VP5jkZV0w5s
This is a product I've used on polyurethane bumpers and it works well. But it only works on polyurethane that I know of. I'm not sure what the pieces from the Trans Am are made from.
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