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    VX Bonnet

    Hi does anyone have a bonnet insert for sale or know where I can get one

    Thanks

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    I may have one

    Quote Originally Posted by ripster3736 View Post
    Hi does anyone have a bonnet insert for sale or know where I can get one

    Thanks
    I have to check but shipping to UK may be pricey. What is the going rate on an insert these days?
    "Take it up with my butt, cuz he's the only one that gives a crap"

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    Hi, thanks for the reply, not sure what the going rate is, mines cracked so I need to weigh up repair against replacement....let me know thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripster3736 View Post
    Hi, thanks for the reply, not sure what the going rate is, mines cracked so I need to weigh up repair against replacement....let me know thanks
    doing a repair if it's the typical crack isn't that difficult and you'll end up with a better insert then just installing another one that will probably crack again.

    If you have basic skills (can read the label) and equipment, (sandpaper, small fibre glas repair kit, glaze putty, can of primer and flat black paint spray can, rachet and right size socket) you could knock it out in a afternoon.
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    I will

    Quote Originally Posted by ripster3736 View Post
    Hi, thanks for the reply, not sure what the going rate is, mines cracked so I need to weigh up repair against replacement....let me know thanks
    Once I can check out the one I got

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    I have one, I am in south London. Not sure about the condition though, the car did have a front impact.

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    The cost of buying and shipping may well be more
    than a body shop would charge..if you dont like the DIY approach.

    The simple quick fix is tp grind a "V" notch into the insert along line of crack..
    ..then fill with body filler and sand/paint.

    I have one thats lasted 5 years after this simple "fix it".

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    Although mine isn't damaged I was fed up with it looking dull all of the time so had a carbon fibre wrap put on it you could always 'mask' a home repair with something like that

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    VX bonnet insert

    Quote Originally Posted by Starglider View Post
    I have one, I am in south London. Not sure about the condition though, the car did have a front impact.
    Ok, let me know once you've had a chance to check it out....thanks

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    I'm with David, repair and wrap:

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    VX bonnet insert

    Thanks all for the replies, agree that repairing would probably make a stronger part.
    Didn't consider wrapping, how durable is that stuff....
    Still all of those with parts to sell please let me know, so I can make an informed choice...RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripster3736 View Post
    Thanks all for the replies, agree that repairing would probably make a stronger part.
    Didn't consider wrapping, how durable is that stuff....
    Still all of those with parts to sell please let me know, so I can make an informed choice...RIP
    It's quite good, mine was a carbon fibre wrap which was not done with not such good materials or labour but done properly can last for years. One thing you can do is easily change it to suit your current mood.
    It is such an easy shape once removed I think I'll buy an expansive high quality wrap next time and do it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by workmeistr View Post
    I'm with David, repair and wrap:

    That looks nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Wiltshire View Post
    That looks nice.
    Thanks David....will investigate wrapping this weekend....might get my mirrors done aswell

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    Here's my spare one, unfortunately the paint is cracked, panel itself looks ok;





    Probably no use to you with that crack. I'm planning to sand it down, epoxy a couple of hood scoops onto it, wrap it and them swap it onto my JDM, but don't know when I'll get to that.

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