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#1 chocolate jazz

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:04 PM

has anyone got any idea's on getting rid of a farly big crack in my firbreglass arch, i think it was sum jobo chav at college that did it no sure thou :- any tips would be good cheers

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 07:30 PM

you need to get some fibreglass matt and resin (halfords do a small kit for not a lot)

clean the area under the crack with white spirits until its nice and clean
give it a sand with 80 grit paper

then paint a coat of resin on
then apply the matt (pre painted with resin
paint another coat of resin on
apply another coat of matt but dry this time
use a brush to stipple (hit with the tip of brush) into the dry matt until the resin underneath soaks through

leave to dry / cure

then sand the crack out from the top to a V shape

apply P40 type filler and fill almost to the top
lightly sand when dry with 80 grit again
then skim with a good top coat filler (P38 style)

(or if you can get some gelcoat, fill the crack with gelcoat and cover with parcel tape to make it cure ... )

then sand , prime and topcoat

Hope that helps


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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:44 PM

use p.80 on the inside of the arch but use a lighter grade on the outside of the arch (p.180-p240) if it's too rough you can cut into it too deep and catch the matting in the panel your repairing, other than that it's a perfect guide! good luck with the repair!

Edited by bristolminimad, 29 July 2005 - 11:49 PM.

#4 chocolate jazz

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 09:42 AM

cheers for that guys will give it ago :tongue:

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