1. Justin

    Justin Founder Moderator

    Obviously cracks in the duroplast are easy to fix, dremel them out a bit and fill them. But there are one or two places on the car where there are small pieces cracked off. For instance, on the rear boot lip, there is a piece of duroplast about the size of a thumbnail just gone. What is the best way to rebuild that?
  2. Comrade-Paul

    Comrade-Paul Newbie

    Rebuild it with fibreglass.
    Ready mixed stuff from your Auto Accessory store.
    A strip of fibreglass matting cut to size and laid across the hole, held by fibreglass paste then smoothed over with the paste.
    Regular levelling will bring the repair level. Then sand to shape.
    Imperfections can be smoothed out by a spread of bondo over the top.
  3. Justin

    Justin Founder Moderator

    Plus small imperfections in the car would be more accurate to original :D

    Paul, Check your PM's
  4. Comrade-Paul

    Comrade-Paul Newbie

    Thats the biggest mis-conception of all about Trabants and general Eastern Bloc cars.
    If you waited up to 15 years for a car, you jolly well looked after it!
    Kept in maintained and presentable.
    When the Berlin wall fell and the West got to see Trabants etc for the first time, they saw them scruffy.
    Only because Western cars were now available and the Trabant became undesirable and were left abandoned & unloved.

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