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Mysterious damage outside the bar, thank you stranger! Has anyone had any luck bonding their fender back together? I would replace it but it would be very difficult to match paint and this may very well happen again... Ideas on another option?
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I think you have nothing to lose to attemp a fix. I would try plastic epoxy, a light sanding (not through the clear), and re- clear. You will want Temps above 60 degrees. Make sure you prep the backside well ( properly clean and sanded to ensure adhesion) which would allow a bit of buildup behind the damage. You might even open the cracks back side to increase the surface area of the repair without affecting the painted side.
 

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Any cameras at the bar that may have captured this incident? If your willing to live with a patch job that will never look right because the risk of it happening again then that鈥檚 your answer, but you have chipped paint and a crack to look at from now own, and that is to nice of a paint job you have, is the original painter available if not a good body shop can work with the paint to get close on the repaired area, but don鈥檛 make repairs and then carry it to them to fix your mess, let them repair it themselves. I鈥檓 feel bad for you,junk happens, but you got that first scratch outta the way...and it鈥檚 always the hardest. I鈥檇 fix it right if I could.Do you have full coverage insurance?
 

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I would be tempted to do some plastic "welding". Which is not welding really. You use a soldering iron to melt the plastic together and use a zip tie as the filler rod. Naturally you would do this from the underside of the fender.
In order for that to work, the filler plastic has to match the base. I don't know the comp of the fender.
There are also epoxies at body shop supply stores.
 

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I'd say since the split extends all the way to the edge of the fender, you're never going to be able to get it physically straight/smooth again, plus with such a great paint job on it, it'll just show the repair that much more.

My suggestion is that you do a few things in this order.

1. Locate footage of the offense, hunt down the offender and extract recompense from them (it's your call if that is in the form of legal tender, flesh, or both)
2. Get a new fender and find a reputable body shop (sometimes the best ones are the small ones with that one guy with incredible talent. You can even explore options for a non OEM fender. If this was a steel tin, it'd likely be repairable, so if you are concerned about a similar event happening in the future it may be less work to repair.
3. Consider moving out of Colorado. Beautiful land, but since it's been overrun by the irresponsible liberals fleeing California (because they ruined that beautiful state), you're likely going to experience the same over and over because of their general lack of honor, dignity, and respect for others' property... Basically you can stand your ground and run the rats off your ship, or abandon your ship and go to a better one
 

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I'd say since the split extends all the way to the edge of the fender, you're never going to be able to get it physically straight/smooth again, plus with such a great paint job on it, it'll just show the repair that much more.

My suggestion is that you do a few things in this order.

1. Locate footage of the offense, hunt down the offender and extract recompense from them (it's your call if that is in the form of legal tender, flesh, or both)
2. Get a new fender and find a reputable body shop (sometimes the best ones are the small ones with that one guy with incredible talent. You can even explore options for a non OEM fender. If this was a steel tin, it'd likely be repairable, so if you are concerned about a similar event happening in the future it may be less work to repair.
3. Consider moving out of Colorado. Beautiful land, but since it's been overrun by the irresponsible liberals fleeing California (because they ruined that beautiful state), you're likely going to experience the same over and over because of their general lack of honor, dignity, and respect for others' property... Basically you can stand your ground and run the rats off your ship, or abandon your ship and go to a better one
I agree with you about the damage...likely a great time to invest in a custom fender.

As to moving from CO, I've had this happen in Houston. No place is safe from the inconsiderate.
 

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As to moving from CO, I've had this happen in Houston. No place is safe from the inconsiderate.
Last I checked, Houston voted that stupid Democrat representative Shiela Jackson Lee in for her 14th term.. and also leaned more toward Beta in the recent Governor elections. I'd say no place is safe from stupid, but I stand by my correlation that liberals (especially from CA) tend to be far more inconsiderate to others' belongings than conservatives.
 

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I'd say since the split extends all the way to the edge of the fender, you're never going to be able to get it physically straight/smooth again, plus with such a great paint job on it, it'll just show the repair that much more.

My suggestion is that you do a few things in this order.

1. Locate footage of the offense, hunt down the offender and extract recompense from them (it's your call if that is in the form of legal tender, flesh, or both)
2. Get a new fender and find a reputable body shop (sometimes the best ones are the small ones with that one guy with incredible talent. You can even explore options for a non OEM fender. If this was a steel tin, it'd likely be repairable, so if you are concerned about a similar event happening in the future it may be less work to repair.
3. Consider moving out of Colorado. Beautiful land, but since it's been overrun by the irresponsible liberals fleeing California (because they ruined that beautiful state), you're likely going to experience the same over and over because of their general lack of honor, dignity, and respect for others' property... Basically you can stand your ground and run the rats off your ship, or abandon your ship and go to a better one
Well you guys do have an immigration problem. Perhaps the US borders need to be redefined and make CA part of Mexico and let all the crazies and illegals drown in their own excrement. And while you do that deport all the ex CA liberals back to CA. After all CA wants to keep taxing people after they leave the state so if they still think they have a claim on people then send those lefties back.
 

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Well you guys do have an immigration problem. Perhaps the US borders need to be redefined and make CA part of Mexico and let all the crazies and illegals drown in their own excrement. And while you do that deport all the ex CA liberals back to CA. After all CA wants to keep taxing people after they leave the state so if they still think they have a claim on people then send those lefties back.
It would be tough to get rid of CA as CA is responsible for 15% of the entire US gross domestic product, in other words, 15% of the entire US economy. Plenty of other states depend on the socialism that lets them live off of what is produced in CA
 

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I'm pretty sure I could easily live with that 15% gone. Besides.. how much of that is actual goods manufactured and produced in the US, as opposed to a whole slew of "Designed in CA, made in CN"... maybe we're talking about movie/TV production?? Either way, I'm pretty sure I can live without anything CA has to offer.

The American people as a whole would be far better off without CA.

I don't think I'd go as far as making CA part of Mexico, though. Mexico doesn't deserve that...

Maybe it should just become the Socialist State of G.Newsom Taint-lickers
 

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It would be tough to get rid of CA as CA is responsible for 15% of the entire US gross domestic product, in other words, 15% of the entire US economy. Plenty of other states depend on the socialism that lets them live off of what is produced in CA
They may produce 15%, but they use 30%. It's a net gain.
 

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They may produce 15%, but they use 30%. It's a net gain.
That would be incorrect. They bring in 15%, spend 12.7%. Compare to say, Georgia that brings in 3% of the GDP, but spends 14.5% of it.

I really don't give a shit what anybodies politics are, everybody is welcome to whatever beliefs they want, no matter how repulsive. But nobody gets their own facts. Facts just are, no matter what you believe.
 
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