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Old 03-02-2006, 11:18 PM
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Default Repairing fibreglass shrouds

I have a couple of fibreglass shrouds from the undercarriage of my WM extra that a chipped, cracked and generally untidy looking. Is there any way I can repair them and re-paint so they look good as new or close to it??

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Old 03-03-2006, 03:17 PM
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Clean of all grease etc with the appropriate solvent cleaner, both sides.

Sand the INSIDE to rough up the surface.

Around the inside damaged edges lay on a layer of no heavier than 2oz glass cloth, use epoxy resin.

When cured use a Dremel tool and small sanding drum, rough up the cracks on the outside. Do not sand through the new glass.

Fill all of the cracks/blemishes with resin and microballons.

Sand the repairs to blend with the existing structure.

Prime the whole piece and paint.


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thanks Do I use epoxy resin with the micro ballons??
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Yes.

Make the mix as thick as you can but still wet enough to stick to the shroud. The greater content of microballoons the easier it is to sand.

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