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My front clam has some minor fracturing that I am going to endeavor to repair. I notice that the headlights sit in a pod made of a black plastic, and that they are bonded to the clamshell fiberglass with some kind of adhesive (see attached).

I am looking to see if anyone knows what the plastic material is, and what types of adhesive work for this joint. Also, in general any notes on experience with re-bonding sub-sections of the clam that are separated would also be valuable.

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I am also looking for the Lotus or similar-type adhesive to attach the center bracket to my CF roof.
 

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I would think fiberglass would be effective and work.
 

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Doesn't the plastic pod come out when you take the 3 bolts out, but I'm not sure about the adhesive that bonds the clam. Being it's inside the clam I would bet that most fiberglass resin products could work or even an auto-adhesive for trim peices.
 

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I am looking to see if anyone knows what the plastic material is, and what types of adhesive work for this joint. Also, in general any notes on experience with re-bonding sub-sections of the clam that are separated would also be valuable.

Pod should be a simple ABS plastic and is bonded to the clam using the same adhesive that's used for the windscreen.

It's a BetaSeal type. Exact type can be found in the service manual. You can also use Sikaflex 255-FC in it's place.

Heating it up gently to around 80 to 100 degrees C and then using a thin steel cutting wire should make it possible to separate the glue layer.

Sub sections of the clam itself may be bonded together in a different way as they are not really meant to be taken apart anyway (and are not sold separately).

Bye, Arno.
 
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