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Crashpad repair Elan S2

PostPost by: PaulH » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:07 pm

Having been inspired by el-satun's post showing a repair to a crashpad I've managed to make a repair to mine. I was going to fit a new replacement crashpad bought from Paul Matty's about a year ago, which is very good but would need work to make it fit. So I'm going to fit the repaired original :D .

I've shown details of the repair in a video uploaded to youtube and also some details of the new replacement part. Link to the video below:
https://youtu.be/2eZUQ3DOdI0
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:44 am

nice job paul! i'm glad i could motivate someone to induldge in this awful job: my entire workshop is dusty!! my pad was in much worse shape: the surfaces le+ri (on top) weren't there anymore and i HAD to cover the entire part with leather! you see how good the bond is between the vinyl and polyester!?!? alpine greetings sandy
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PostPost by: PaulH » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:24 pm

el-saturn wrote:nice job paul! i'm glad i could motivate someone to induldge in this awful job: my entire workshop is dusty!! my pad was in much worse shape: the surfaces le+ri (on top) weren't there anymore and i HAD to cover the entire part with leather! you see how good the bond is between the vinyl and polyester!?!? alpine greetings sandy


Thanks for the positive comment. You may be correct that the bond between the vinyl and polyester resin isn't so good, but if I can get it in place I'm hoping that it's enough to stop the cracks opening up.
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