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Old 07-09-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Can someone please confirm if the OEM STi front lip is made of which of these?


1. PUR (Polyurethane Plastic Rigid): Most Corvette bumpers are made of this material. It sands to a powder, does not melt when subjected to high-speed grinders, and is easy to repair.

2. PP (Polypropylene), PPO (Polyphenylene Oxide), and TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer): These materials smear easily during sanding and melt like butter under a high-speed grinder.

3. TPUR (Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer): These plastics powder when ground or sanded.

4. SMC (Sheet Molded Compound): Today's Corvette body panels are made from this material. It looks like fiberglass, exuding a similar white powder. We will cover SMC repair in another article.

Read more: http://www.vetteweb.com/tech/vemp_08...#ixzz1ntHcuSup

This is the spoiler I am trying to fix:

:https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...oducts_id=1137
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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please clarify

are we talking like the black lips that are usually high quality polyurethane or the cheaper hundred dollar plastic lips
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
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OEM thats why I said +$500 thx
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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good reason to buy $ ebay ones rather than $$$ real ones.....

I learned that the hard way on that one....
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:19 PM   #5
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^well I paid it with Subaru bucks so cheaper than eBay
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:48 PM   #6
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ABS plastic.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:58 PM   #7
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how bad is it broke???

pics??
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:48 AM   #8
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Gaddam sheredded truck tire broke my $500+ Forester STI lip, how to repair it? will fiberglass bond to it? Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:03 PM   #9
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Gaddam sheredded truck tire broke my $500+ Forester STI lip, how to repair it? will fiberglass bond to it? Thanks.
Hmmm. You bought a Subaru Part, with Subaru Bucks. It was destroyed on the road yes? I know how to fix it. File it on your insurance.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #10
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Hmmm. You bought a Subaru Part, with Subaru Bucks. It was destroyed on the road yes? I know how to fix it. File it on your insurance.
His deductable may be $500, thus making it pointless.
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Perhaps. But I'd sure find out before I tried to fix a OEM piece. Hell a body shop would probably just replace it, if the damage is severe enough. Costing $500. So, unless he's a body guru, this fix won't be cheap. He pays for insurance ( I assume anyways ) why not take advantage of it?
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reporting a claim to your insurance that is the cost of your deductible isn't too bright.
You pay your deductible, the insurance pays nothing (or very close to nothing) and you get your rates increased at next renewal.
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Can someone please confirm if the OEM STi front lip is made of which of these?


1. PUR (Polyurethane Plastic Rigid): Most Corvette bumpers are made of this material. It sands to a powder, does not melt when subjected to high-speed grinders, and is easy to repair.

2. PP (Polypropylene), PPO (Polyphenylene Oxide), and TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer): These materials smear easily during sanding and melt like butter under a high-speed grinder.

3. TPUR (Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer): These plastics powder when ground or sanded.

4. SMC (Sheet Molded Compound): Today's Corvette body panels are made from this material. It looks like fiberglass, exuding a similar white powder. We will cover SMC repair in another article.

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:02 PM   #15
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:29 PM   #16
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Im making my own front lip as a summer project So far im $10 in and have built a rough frame for the lip. Still a long way to go but I think it will turn out better than expected. Ganna be a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a new OEM lip, but a hell of a lot more work. Im keeping positive though.
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ABS plastic.
If it's ABS you should be able to weld it back together with a plastic welder, I did this to a cracked motorcycle fairing. i just used a soldering iron and a roll of ABS welding rod.
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not positive what the material is, a poster said is ABS?
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At least that video was entertaining.
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Still looking for abs repair kit bump

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Stillmlooking for abs repair kit bump


http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&h...w=1066&bih=705


that took me 5 seconds
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Anyone has experience with the zillion of products that show up in a 5 second search?

How about this one?

http://www.rvpartscountry.com/Plasti..._p_10057.html#
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:57 PM   #23
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I used a two part urethane to repair by 2011 bumper. I also mechanically reinforced it with some plastic flashing I got at Home Depot. it is still holding together.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:30 PM   #24
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bump, still looking for kit to repair cracked OEM Forester STi lip
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I've used this before and it worked... (is still working)

http://www2.blackwoods.com.au/infoBA...4226&P=2027380
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