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    What's the 888 splitter made of?

    As per above?

    Having major problems fixing the beast

    Need to know what material is used if any of you guys know, please


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    plastic i think, but not sure on which 1! are you trying to plastic weld it back together? or patch it up with fibreglass and filler?
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    It looks like a plastic and it is but it's been grinded and prepared for plastic strips to be welded on - only thing is the "plastic" is not melting despite the high temperature used.


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    Could be PU Rim i wonder? thats what my spoilers made from....looks like plastic, but isnt, and the dam things got a crack in 2! if its plastic, there should be like a small "stamp" init somewhere that says the type of material that it is (as all plastic had to have an ID code printed in for recycling purposes) if you can find that, then ur in bizzo as it may need a different type of repair prodcedure if u kno what i mean? how much is a new 1 from 888?
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    The entire 888 bodykit is fibre glass. Not the easiest to repair, apparently so many 888's have had there front splitter damaged/smashed, Vauxhall have pretty much run out of them.

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    It has a pp stamp in the original bumper but the 888 bumper has been fitted over it and has no stamp

    It looks as though the splitter is going to be fixed by bonding - wouldn't dare consider the price of a new bumper and splitter

    The plastic is so brittle and it's really opened my eyes into 888's engineering!


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    thought they wouldve been some form of quite tough plastic, deffo didnt even think of fibreglass! have u got all the bits that broke off, or is it a stick on what u have then filler and a small respray?
    good luck with the bonding/fixing!
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    I thought it was all FRP,
    lighter than ABS plastic, but much less tolerant of knocks and scrapes.


    My mugen bits are made of this too.....

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    The original design concept was to have the entire 888 bodykit made from ABS plastic, but due to the limited number of cars produced this was too higher cost.

    irmscher put their DTM kit forward as a possible standard fitment kit for the 888 while the specifiying was going on, but again it was too expensive so Vauxhall opted for the cheaper fibre glass kit.

    The bumpers will show different markings as they are standard Coupe bumpers.

    'EVERY' 888 Astra initially failed Vauxhalls quality control standard and they all had to have rectification work by 888.

    the only excpeption to this was the Y reg 888 in the heritage centre, this one was built to perfection as the original demo peice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom

    'EVERY' 888 Astra initially failed Vauxhalls quality control standard and they all had to have rectification work by 888.

    the only excpeption to this was the Y reg 888 in the heritage centre, this one was built to perfection as the original demo peice.
    oh boy! - i'll enjoy watching the inevitable bloodbath..................
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