For early model Corvettes, Chevrolet used parts called bonding strips to bond body panels together. From 1953-1972 Chevrolet created press molded bonding strips by compressing polyester fiberglass and resin between precision made inner and outer molds to produce parts of consistent thickness and with a smooth surface on both sides.
Today, the bonding strips Corvette Depot offers are manufactured using the same method. For a "correct" restoration or repair using this upper fender bonding strip assures correct thickness and shape which means they will be as easy to fit and bond in place as the original. Next, this upper fender bonding strip is resin pigmented to the original factory color for an authentic restoration.
To add another layer of authenticity to your restoration many of the bonding strips we offer have the original GM part number on the part as did the original. And because this upper fender bonding strip is made from original style polyester materials it can be bonded with the same type of pigmented polyester bonding putty as original to fully complete this phase of the restoration project. So, for proper fit, originality and to add value to your Corvette be sure and look to Corvette Depot for the best in press molded upper fender bonding strips.
Press molded bonding strips are ideal for those who want to paint the inside body panels because they are already smooth, thus no tedious and expensive sanding and finishing is required.
Note: Use SMC Fiberglass Repair Materials