Re: [DML] Re: Fixing Eyebrows
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Re: [DML] Re: Fixing Eyebrows



Hi Group,
 
Well last night/today I did the fix.  Here is what I did:
 
Went to Lowe's and picked up a long flat bar of steel (about a yard  long).  
It's 1" wide and about 1/8" thick.  Then went to Advance Auto  and bought 
Permatex windshield adhesive.  I cut the bar down into two 10"  strips with a 
dremel and smoothed the edges out.  I removed the headlamps  and test fit the 
bars.  I put them as far towards the inside (toward the  DMC emblem) as possible.  
There is a point where they won't go any further  because the folded-over lip 
ends.  Once I knew how I was going to position  them, I used a hair dryer to 
warm up the fascia.  I had an assistant (let's  hear it for girlfriends!) hold 
the hair dryer (she is experienced in that part)  while I applied glue to the 
bar and carefully inserted them into the  fascia.  Then I used a few c-clamps 
to hold the top of the fascia to the  bars.  I of course used shop towels to 
avoid damaging the paint.  I  also used some old nuts between the clamps and 
bars to pin-point exactly where I  wanted the clamping force to be applied.  
 
About 20 hours later I took the clamps off and found my fascia to be much  
better than before!  It is still not perfect, which I expect is due to  
shrinkage, but the eyebrows are nearly invisible, and no one would ever know how  bad 
they were before I did the fix.  
 
I don't know how lasting this repair will be, but if it stays like this for  
a couple years, it was well worth the effort!
 
Thanks for the help - 
Andy
 
Fargo, ND  
1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596




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