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Broken tabs on Fender Flare!!! In need of a cheap fix

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by raskal311, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    raskal311

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    I was in Mammoth this past weekend snowboarding with the lady. While in the parking lot I noticed some ice had formed on the fender flare. So I thought I'd get it off by giving the fender a light jab. Well, I guess the tabs that were holding the flares to the truck were frozen and were brittle. Three or four of the tabs that holds the flare to the truck broke off!!!!

    Anyway, what’s the best way of repairing the flare? I was thinking about using fiberglass and fiber glassing it back on. I’m also considering bondo since it’s easier to work with. Does anyone have a better idea?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    Rocktaco

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    Ive used plastic two-part epoxy in the past and been very successful.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    is the fender flare broke or the clips that hold it on?
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    raskal311

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    The clips, the two part sounds like a great idea.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Here you go,
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    Or was it these?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    silicone?
     
  8. Mar 15, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    No, the plastic part that those clips attaches to are broken.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    :S no way silicone will work.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Plastic weld them back on
     
  11. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    wow, toyota wants $2.80 for each clip....
     
  12. Mar 24, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Check eBay man. I think I've seen em on there for pretty cheap. But if you just need a couple then the dealer is probably the easiest.
     
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