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Old 06-15-2018, 01:07 AM
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I sure hope so... There shouldn't be great loads on them and there are five per skin.

I first applied a layer of matt and then several more over the bracket. The layers mated in the holes as well as around the edges.



I haven't as yet elongated the twin holes in the bracket where the mounting plate studs fit through. I'll do that when I do the final alignment.

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I havnt had any success in the past fibreglassing alloy but I’m terrible with fibreglass
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I havnt had any success in the past fibreglassing alloy but Iím terrible with fibreglass
It takes a little patience .. a lot of fiddling and a bit of swearing.
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I havnt had any success in the past fibreglassing alloy but Iím terrible with fibreglass
Have you been trying to attach the alloy to the fibreglass rather than encapsulating the alloy in the fibreglass?
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:41 AM
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Encapsulating. I have just found resin doesn’t stick to it.
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Finished off the window frames









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You might find this of interest:

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Old 09-26-2018, 02:40 AM
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I certainly do, thanks Rick.

I can relate to so much of Larry's story.

If you have contact with him please pass on my congratulations.
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As good as it was there were always going to be limitations on painting quality when spraying the car in a backyard shed. I'd tried to convince myself it was patina but in some lighting situations some areas looked a bit 'iffy'. I'd also clumsily taken a chip out of a rear guard and filling the crevice with droplets of paint would mean cutting back and smoothing off around that area, with the associated 'blending-in' concerns.

To cut the details of a long, nerve-racking, experience short I ended up going all over the car with 1000, then 2000 and finally 3000 grit wet-n-dry, pressing very lightly on any edges.

I'd research buffing and polishing techniques on the web and asked a few friends for advice but I came to the conclusion I'd pushed my luck about as far as I was game. I contacted a car-detailer and he came and finished it off.

Over the moon with the results.





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