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Old 04-15-2007, 08:17 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Sundance
When you repair vents you do not even need to use rivets
at all.

Go to any auto body parts supplier and ask for door skin

1. Clean both joining surfaces well.

2. Wipe with a non-residue solvent.

3. Apply the adhesive.

4. Clamp off with "C" clamps and wood blocks for the
recommended time.

SEM makes great products and I have used many of them.
Another good one is Lord Fusor products.

This bond will never fail and leaves no rivet or screws visible
or as potential future failure points.

There are also autobody adhesives that will bond plastic to
I don't know if I would want to do that permanent a repair or not...if the lexan cracks again or gets using the adhesive it would make the vent basically non-repairable.

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Old 04-15-2007, 04:45 PM   #22
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It's not a problem...... lexan and the adhesives gring or sand
right off.
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