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Has anyone ever successfully repair this part with epoxy, or a heat gun (melting the plastic) or anything that lasts? Mine is pretty screwed up, but it seems like a relatively insignificant part.

I believe this part is also called colloquially skid plate, belly cover, splash guard, or wind plate.

Here are some more pictures of it all broken:

tears broken tabs more tears

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    I think I would try some aluminum strips (you could go pretty thin 1 or 2 mm would probably do it) on both sides and use pop rivets to secure them. I've had mixed results with epoxies on plastic parts.
    – dlu
    Jul 17, 2016 at 19:08
  • @dlu - Those aren't bad suggestions. My take is "yes" you can fix this ... is it worth your time? I guess if you're flat broke it could be worth it, but otherwise getting a new one is going to do much better. Jul 17, 2016 at 21:13
  • Or get a used one… I often find some pleasure in repairing something rather than creating more junk in the world, but I agree – one way or another the cost-benefit analysis should come out in your favor.
    – dlu
    Jul 17, 2016 at 21:16
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    If you don't care that much how it looks go the drifter's way and use zip-ties. Jul 18, 2016 at 9:49
  • @IhavenoideawhatI'mdoing, haha I think I know what you're getting at, the ol zip tie frankenstein stitches. Good call
    – jxramos
    Aug 18, 2016 at 19:56

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Not with the methods you mention.

Drilling holes in it either side of a split and using cable ties is a good way to repair it. Leave at least an inch of distance from the split so there is enough plastic for strength.

Glue/epoxy/etc won't last 5 minutes.

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