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Old 29th November 2017, 07:28
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Ok so i'm now upto the stage where the rear wings are bonded and riveted in place. I've never worked with P40 fiberglass or pastes so was looking for any tips to get the kit moulded into the bodywork.

I've heard about cracks and bubbling under heat and obviously i'm wanting to avoid any mishaps or silly mistakes.

If anybody has any tips or links it would be highly appreciated.

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Old 29th November 2017, 07:44
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I didn't have to bond any panels so can't help you there.
I did however use the P40 as a filler and also to build up on the front of the doors and around the bonnet.
It is very easy (if messy) to use. I used it instead of filler whenever I could to try and stop any shrinkage. So far (early days) I have no shrinkage.
I is harder to sand back down but I used a coarse paper on an electric sander so it wasn't too bad. it then needed only a tiny bit of filler to finish, I mainly used Dolphin Glaze as it needed so little.
Just don't put too much hardner in or try to do too large an area at once and the heat build up won't be a problem.
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I didn't have to bond any panels so can't help you there.
I did however use the P40 as a filler and also to build up on the front of the doors and around the bonnet.
It is very easy (if messy) to use. I used it instead of filler whenever I could to try and stop any shrinkage. So far (early days) I have no shrinkage.
I is harder to sand back down but I used a coarse paper on an electric sander so it wasn't too bad. it then needed only a tiny bit of filler to finish, I mainly used Dolphin Glaze as it needed so little.
Just don't put too much hardner in or try to do too large an area at once and the heat build up won't be a problem.
Thanks for the reply. Did you use the Dolphin Glaze to get the bodykit nice and smooth ?
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Old 29th November 2017, 13:16
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Yep, great product, very easy to use and gave a really good finish. As well as using it as a thin filler I also used it as a stopper.
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Yep, great product, very easy to use and gave a really good finish. As well as using it as a thin filler I also used it as a stopper.
Excellent Thankyou for the advice. Let's see how it goes touch wood all will be ok eeeek
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