Plast Aid...the grill builder $$$$ saver

Mopar Body and Trim

  1. stilliniraq73

    stilliniraq73 72scampjocky

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    I saw a guy use plast aid to fab a piece for his console,
    it looked pretty easy and was very firm when cured..
    I used some to rebuild the grill of my 72 Scamp...
    it is amazing stuff....really hard when dry and tough to sand or file down if you put it on too thick..
    once you get the hang of making a mold and lining it with scotch tape ( plast aid wont stick to scotch tape)... and using a broad head screwdriver as an applicator ( tight spaces )...it will save you lots of money.... for those of us on a budget...I will add some pics of the before and after grill on my profile's gallery....
    thought this would be useful to all of us....
    if its something useful to you, please send a thanks....
     
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    • 63 MorePar

      63 MorePar Electric Larry

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      That stuff is amazing! I was a pool and spa repair guy for a while and I would use it to repair/ band-aid PVC pipe. It would set-up super fast and worked under pressure. Use it in a well ventilated area, that stuff will take your breath away lol. I have not used it for any car repair yet, but a great heads-up! I was getting it through a spa parts supplier and I grabbed a bunch of it before I closed my account. I have never seen it in any stores. Where did you get yours so other people can get their hands on it?
      Great tip!
      :cheers:
      Larry
       

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      Riddler Project EH-Body

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      Where can I get this stuff? I'm really wanting to get some!

      Riddler
       
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      mopardrt Well-Known Member

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      same here dads roadrunner grille needs reapir.... can i build with this stuff?
       
    • ocdart

      ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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      Here's their website: http://www.plast-aid.com/

      I saw a bunch of different websites selling the stuff when I did a Googlesearch.
       
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      jabdusty57 Well-Known Member

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      I also used this product to rebuild a busted up Shark Tooth Grille. The blue bar can be heated up in hot water, making it pliable, so you can mold it into shapes to create tabs and other missing parts from. It's very easy to pour the solution into tight spots for reinforcement. Dries very quickly so you can get a lot done in a short amount of time. I used a Dremel to sand it down where needed. Strong stuff.

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      DA69RT GT South Florida Member FABO Gold Member

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      Thanks for the heads up on Plast-aid... gonna order some and give it a go.
       
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      jabdusty57 Well-Known Member

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      I'd also recommend that if you are rebuilding tabs, use fiberglass tape for reinforcement.
       

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      • stilliniraq73

        stilliniraq73 72scampjocky

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        Amazon is where to get it, around $20 for the larger bottle
         
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          ir3333 Well-Known Member

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          sounds like a great product.
          you guys might also like to try Scott Smith at Harms " method
          mix a paste of acetone and bits of ABS plastic...works excellent as well.
           
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          Uhcoog1 Well-Known Member

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          tag for future reference!
           
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          DA69RT GT South Florida Member FABO Gold Member

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          This stuff really works- and strong as hell.

          Just make sure you keep some various files/course sandpaper and shape it if needed as it sets up or the final sand is tedious. This stuff dries concrete hard.

          Currently using it on my rear panel repairs. see #88 in this thread:

          http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showthread.php?t=82832&page=4

          The bottom pic is before the final sanding/paint. Really impressed with how strong this stuff is.
           

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          2 Darts A-body Addicted

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          Thanks for the tips and testimonies. Was going to use J-B Weld to fix screw posts on back of 72 Demon grille. I'd rather try this. $10.00 for 1½ oz kit at Amazon.
           
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          Bump and subbed for future console/grille usage!
           
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