Front air deflector material for 94/95

Pat DiPersia

SCCoA Admin
Trying to figure out what the material is for the front air deflector. Have some tears in mine and it's not staying put very well. Hoping to glue it together or something. Seems they're long gone from any dealers (Part number F4SZ8327A.)

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KMT

Registered User
I was going to say, similar to the old rubber/asphalt mud flaps, I think. I've replaced mine with better ones off donors in the past, but that supply has dried up so for now, I have to make do with the one that's in the car.

I had a couple of rips on the skirt in my 'Anny', so I took it out, scrubbed it as clean as I could, let it dry out, did my best to encourage some flatness, and then used asphalt roof repair compound in a tube, then laid on pieces of plastic window screen to knit/strengthen the rips, smoothing as I went, sort of like laying out fiberglas & resin. I didn't try to do all the work in one step, instead doing the work in stages so I could judge thickness, let it dry a bit as I went, etc.

The roofing compound is serious stuf, messy, and you need to have sacrificial spreaders and several pairs of rubber gloves handy as you go along. I had to clamp the rips to a work top until the mesh firmed up it's grip, using blue painters tape on the clamp surfaces. You need to be really patient with this type of repair.

Let it dry in the sun for a few days until it lost it's tack and firmed up, touched up as needed, then re-installed and so far, it's holding shape. I was hoping that the repairs wouldn't be too noticeable, and while they blended well, when the roofing mastic I used dried, the result was a contrasting very shiny high gloss black, not flat, oh well.

If you wanted to DIY a new one, using the old one as a template, you could look for a thin (?) rubber door mat, or, proper thickness conveyor belt material, neoprene sheet, etc.

https://www.amazon.com/Conveyor-Belt-Material/s?k=Conveyor+Belt+Material
 
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Pat DiPersia

SCCoA Admin
Some really good thoughts there. I've looked various neoprene sheets, but just doesn't look right. Conveyor belt material you linked to looks closer. Thanks for the info guys. I'll let you know if I come up with anything good.
 

BLOWN38

SCCoA Member
I made one out of plexiglass but it broke. Something a little more flexible would be good like the original.
 
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