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Unread 12-08-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
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interior door plastic broken/cracked

yestorday i replaced my hard top and it was windy and cold as i completed the task at hand, i noticed the driver side interior door plastic broken/cracked about 4 inches long aprox. five inched from the front of the door at the top and straight down. my concern is that it will continue to spider much like a windshield would, has anyone ever done a repair on the plastic? if so what did you use and how did it work out? thanks.

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Unread 12-08-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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To keep the crack from getting worse, remove the door panel and drill the end of the crack with a 1/4" drill bit.
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Unread 12-08-2008, 02:46 PM   #3
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I would remove it, sand it down a little bit and then put epoxy on the back side of the crack, you will still be able to see the crack, but it wont get any worse
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Unread 12-08-2008, 07:22 PM   #4
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Same thing happened on my jeep on both sides. Just drill a small hole at the bottom of the crack to stop it from traveling. Thats all I did and its been almost two years. Then if it still bothers you, you can do what DixiesCJ3B says.
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Unread 12-08-2008, 09:41 PM   #5
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I've have the exact same crack in my panel since I bought it. It hasn't travelled at all, but I like the idea of drilling a small hole as a preventative measure.

I'll be doing that once the weather warms up in about 5 months, or maybe sooner if I notice it getting worse.

I figure epoxy on the back of the panel to hold it all together, and some kind of plastic panel repair kit on the outside should make it as good as new.

Unless of course I can just find an intact gray panel at a scrap yard to throw on there.
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