Someone Repaired A Crashed 2020 Chevrolet Corvette With Ramen Noodles

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But why, though?

In recent years, the internet has turned a whole new generation on to one of the more novel uses of individually packaged servings of instant ramen noodle soup: using it as a filler material when making cosmetic repairs. It turns out that when you add a whole bunch of glue to bond the hard, uncooked noodles together, it forms a semi-tough composite that you can finish with a coat of Bondo and some paint.

Of course, we suspect there's a very good reason why automotive collision shops the world over aren't collectively celebrating in the streets, having found a new, low-cost alternative method of fixing damaged vehicle bodies. Far from just a waste of perfectly good soup, we rather doubt that repairs made with glue-bonded Ramen are quite up to most customers' standards.

But if 2020 had a mantra, it would probably be "just phone it in and SEND IT," which is why Judah Findley resorted to Ramen-repairing a crashed 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. That, and the YouTuber is still waiting on a slew of replacement parts that still haven't arrived, so there's no real harm in experimenting with food-based repair techniques in the meantime.

For the repair, Judah used hot glue with his Ramen - not the usual go-to, and it makes for a repair that probably isn't going to last very long, but this isn't intended to be a permanent fix anyway.

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Judah's Garage on YouTube
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So how does the repair turn out? Yeah, no, it's pretty bad. Awful, really. It's a good thing Judah used hot glue because they're going to want to rip all that out and patch it with fiberglass pronto. That's not to say that Ramen can't be used to make a well-blended repair; it can. But this particular repair isn't quite what we'd call a success story.

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