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Old 10-18-2010, 01:34 PM   #180 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jimepting View Post
Jim, just a thought. Perhaps it would be easier and produce a better final smoothness to conceed some roughness in the fiberglass layer and then smooth with Bondo. From my experience with "shade tree" repairs of race cars, Bondo works easily and produces very smooth finishes - when done correctly. It also adhers tightly to fiberglass. You can create a very nice smoothing tool by wrapping an 8.5x11 piece of sandpaper around a finished 1x4 piece of wood (actually 3.5X.75 finished) and stapleing along an edge. The long length prevents dips in the finish and acts like a plane tool. Since you are using very little Bondo, the weight addition is minimal.

Since the Bondo would be completely sealed from the back, you would not experience the bubbling sometimes seen on normal fender or rust repairs.

Jim E.
Hi Jim,

You mean like this?

We must be on the same wavelength or something.

There's actually two full size tubes of the stuff on the top and sides right now, and I picked three more tubes that will be used before it gets too cold.

The underside of the extension was fiberglassed this last weekend.

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