Repairing Ford Rubber Spoilers

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Repairing Ford Rubber Spoilers

Post by Cosmicbike » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:06 pm

I have been fortunate to have picked up a genuine Ford turbotail today. It's been stored for a while, and needs stripping into parts and a couple of repairs made. Does anyone know what's best for repairing these rubber type spoilers? It's got a small chunk missing, and has had a repair in the past. Are there any available fillers that will actually stick, and won't stick out like a sore thumb once it's been refinished nicely in black?

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Re: Repairing Ford Rubber Spoilers

Post by Not_Anumber » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:54 pm

Try to get hold of Arya2.0S as he has repaired turbo tails and also made a replica

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Re: Repairing Ford Rubber Spoilers

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:48 am

Mines custard too , the steel inner form has rusted ....almost completely .....lumps of rust fall out if ya poke it :poke:
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Re: Repairing Ford Rubber Spoilers

Post by Arya2.0S » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:34 pm

Mine was covered in about five layers of paint and primer.
When I got it it was dark purple, under that was primer, and under that was metallic blue and more primer.
It was cracking and flaking off, but the spoiler itself was intact.
I've been slowly working on it for nearly two years, and I'm only now getting round to repainting it in black plastidip to give it a finish that looks original as I've had to strip all the paint by hand with sand paper so I couldn't save the original finish.
In my experience, there's not much out there that can help.
I've found this thread useful, not a turbo tail but same material.
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=109898

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Re: Repairing Ford Rubber Spoilers

Post by Cosmicbike » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:59 pm

Cheers folks. It's currently soaking in WD40 as most of the assembly bolts have rotted away. One I get it in pieces and clean I'll have a closer look at repairs.

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