So I finally found a replacement fender and header panel for my CRX. These panels are made of thin, brittle plastic, which is why they’re so hard to come by, but after a 90 minute trip out of town to a cool junkyard in the middle of nowhere, I have the parts.

But neither is in very good shape. The header panel is cracked in two places, and the fender is cracked, with a small chunk taken out of it.

The plan is to paint both, but I want to reinforce them first. I thought about coating the backs with Gorilla tape before paint, but then I wondered if I could just get one of those fiberglass kits and slather them down along the backs.

Would that work? Would it bond? Would it actually strengthen the parts, to keep the cracks from spreading?