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My cars panel moulding has been cracked..just wanna get some opinions on how to handle this. Anyone have one replaced or worked on by an auto body shop before? Thanks

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I repaired mine using mesh and plastic welding (a soldering iron with an attachment). It looks far better now but didn't have as much damage on the outside, more of a clean break / crack.

A couple of the lugs had also broken off on mine (can't see from your pic if you have any missing). To repair, I drilled holes into the lugs and also the panel and used lengths of paper clips as splints. I also used a glue and mesh on them too but be careful to get the correct glue as polyurethane from memory so most glues don't work.

Overall, it looks perfect on the car now and no damage can be seen. However, If I pick one up cheap in the future then I will replace. They are a small fortune new!

There is a good diy on the 996 TT showing removal and painting of the rocker panels. The only thing i found easier with this was to reinstall the panel the other way around (I.e. Front to back rather than back to front).

Hope this helps.

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