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JeremyG
post 30th May 2018 08:51
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On the side skirts: being doing some research on polypropylene adhesives.

What makes PP great for body mouldings (inert; water resistant; high melting point - 160 degC) makes it bad for adhesive repairs.

Recommendations I've seen so far: either a hot glue method with a 200 degC gun and some specific PP adhesive; or a 2 part superglue kit from Loctite comprising an "activator" material applied to the PP surface first, followed by what seems to be regular cyanoacrylate superglue.

Has anyone tried either of these methods?

SteveG: you suggested sikaflex - what took you that route, and was it effective?

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post 30th May 2018 09:09
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Over the weekend I fitted the replacement front caliper (more or less the same as original; ATE but with Bosch markings instead of Bendix).

Annoyingly, it too is binding - so I have now stripped the original caliper and replaced the piston and seals.

See pic below, ready for refitting:

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Whilst switching calipers over the weekend, I noticed that the balljoint dustcover on that side had split.

I'm reluctant to replace the whole arm as the bushes all look OK - so does anyone know what size the dustcover is?

(There's no info on ePer on this.)

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post 30th May 2018 21:57
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QUOTE(JeremyG @ 30th May 2018 09:51) *
SteveG: you suggested sikaflex - what took you that route, and was it effective?


Seemed to be ok in 'normal' use; if someone drives into it with enough force to dent the sill, then not all good. I was never 100% confident where the 'top' had split away from the side, and this is what broke again. Where the bottom split away and I glued an angle piece, it survived.

Interesting info on glueing PP; I did try solvent weld - no good
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post 13th June 2018 18:33
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Not a lot of progress in the last few weeks - fitted the original front brake caliper with the replacement piston and seals - it's still binding!

So this means the original caliper, the replacement s/h caliper, and the original caliper with replacement parts are all binding... annoying!

The car doesn't half stop well, regardless...way better than my Spider - which has identical brakes...

Just to try something new, I'm going to refit the replacement s/h caliper using the pads that came with it plus the slider pins and the fresh rubber grommets for the pins that came with the piston/seal kit. That way, everything will be different from the original setup.

I want to get it MoT tested to see what else needs doing aside from the floorpan repairs - but I'm not going to shoot myself in the foot with items that are obviously not right...

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post 14th June 2018 13:42
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if it's binding, and you've gone that far, is it not a warped disc..?

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