Polymer Repair

Discussion in 'Maintenance / Tweaks / Technical Difficulties / So' started by Soverign, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Soverign

    Soverign Premium Member

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    HELP.
    I dropped my M-40A1 today and it fell onto some concrete.
    Now the bottom corner of the grip has a bugger.
    Is there a way to fix the polymer or do I just sand it smooth?
    Is heating a option?

    Ideas anyone.

    Thanks

    Richard
     
  2. bigtaco

    bigtaco Active Member

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    proof positive... the drop safety works.

    if it's just scuffed, i'd just sand it smooth. if you're missing a chunk, you might be able to find a body shop that could add some material using a plastic welder and then reshape the material. hit it with a bead blaster to put a very similar finish on it.

    you might try calling SAI and seeing what they would do for you.

    i've noticed that things like this always look worst immediately after happening. a couple days from now, it might not even bother you.

    as far as i'm concerned, if my truck had a straight bumper, it wouldn't be MY TRUCK anymore... you know?

    good luck.
     

  3. Soverign

    Soverign Premium Member

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    I have never heard of a truck with without a dent, unless its just driven off the showroom floor. :wink:

    Worst thing, I did the same thing to my GB right after I got it too.
    Guess that make me a butter fingers :roll:

    I never heard of a plastic welder before.
    The sandpaper was my first thought too
    Thanks for the advise!

    Richard.