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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:38 am 
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Car Models: 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero Estate
The 1998 9-5 SE is essentially a parts donor now, it's a real shame as it was a great car when I parked it up in France (I feel terrible whenever I look at it now). Just about to swap over from the 9-5 Aero estate to the 9000 as a daily driver.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:31 pm 
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If you can determine the right glue for the Aero spoiler, my suggested alternative to plastic welding it glue a piece of similar material to the back side at time of repair, then when it is done cover entire area with fiberglass.

Vibration and shocks cause lots of repairs to fail early in my experience.

JP Weld is great stuff, on metal. Great bodge to repair a thread once quickly for example...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:36 am 
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Aerohead wrote:
If you can determine the right glue for the Aero spoiler, my suggested alternative to plastic welding it glue a piece of similar material to the back side at time of repair, then when it is done cover entire area with fiberglass.

Vibration and shocks cause lots of repairs to fail early in my experience.

JP Weld is great stuff, on metal. Great bodge to repair a thread once quickly for example...


I did use the JB Weld in the end but just to be clear, it was the two-part epoxy not the two part putty stuff you mash together with your hands first. The repair is actually looking pretty good now that I have also filled it with big-boy flexible filler and primed it with a high build primer. The spoiler is not subject to too much flexing TBH, it was damaged due to grounding on high kerbs in car parks, I know now to always reverse park it !

I just need to get the base coat on now without reacting to the old paint (see other thread) and it will be done and dusted, best repair I have done to date I think, pictures to follow ....

part way through after repair (big crack/split nearest the inboard hole) with JB Weld Epoxy and a few applications of 'big boy' flexible filler, then high build primer ...

ImageUntitled by Mike, on Flickr

and the final job, back on the car following work with Meguiars Elite Compound and a DA polisher ...

ImageUntitled by Mike, on Flickr

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