Capri 2.8i mudflaps

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CosmicRhubarb
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Capri 2.8i mudflaps

Post by CosmicRhubarb » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:55 am

Hi All.

One of my genuine Ford Capri 2.8i mudflaps has started to split.
Getting a replacement is unlikely so, has anyone attempted successfully to glue a mudflap that has split?
If so, what with?

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Dave

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Re: Capri 2.8i mudflaps

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:55 am

Dave , once the rubber has deteriorated to the point that it has split .....I don't think there is much you can do . Any repair should be considered temporary . Is there any way ( depends on where the crack is ) that you could get a bit of stainless sheet that could be made to look like a custom bracket and support/cover the crack? :)
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Re: Capri 2.8i mudflaps

Post by CosmicRhubarb » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:32 pm

Hi Mc Tool.
Thanks for replying.
Yes, I was thinking along the same lines as you – some sort of plate or sheet to cover the split.
That is my Plan B.
Plan C is to buy 2 matching OEM products from ebay (without the Ford insignia).
However, first I thought someone out there may just have tried glueing the split with one of the Super glue gels or a strong contact adhesive or w.h.y – with or without success.
Regards
Dave (CosmicRhubarb)

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Re: Capri 2.8i mudflaps

Post by stevemarl » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:26 pm

I suppose depending on how thick the rubber is, you could drill 2-3mm diameter holes in each side of the split, as many as possible and matching side to side. You could possibly then `pin` the 2 sides together with, ideally, small rollers out of a needle roller bearing, or thick wire, and epoxy? It would depend on the thickness etc of the rubber. A plate behind, as mentioned, would be good too.

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Re: Capri 2.8i mudflaps

Post by CosmicRhubarb » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:28 pm

Thanks Stevemarl - another good idea.
Regards
Dave

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