August 22, 2003
two photos show the original fender wells that have been repaired
a few times and had a few coats of lousy paint. Now we have
to make these look new and original.
entail grinding all the painted surfaces to original gel coat
and bare metal.
Mike, the English kid, helping me on one side, while I do
on the left is a matt patch that holds the inner fender to
the chassis rail. The problem with most the patches is that
the base was never sanded (roughed up), so the patches just
two days of grinding and a body that itches like poison ivy,
it's ready for the repair work.
on the left shows the pickup point that needed the support
start the process of using 1 1/2 oz matt and cabosil for all
the joints and seams. I guarantee they'll stick this time!
cars get old, most of the reason why they creak and squeak
is because the fiberglass is discombobulated in certain areas.
seam between the fender and the inner wheel well has been
ground smooth. Now I'm applying cabosil (which is what Porsche
used), then the layer of matt, which finishes the bond.
a spreader where the fiberglass is pitted or really cracked
up. This keeps the area nice and flat before applying the
I wet the inside of the fender then I apply the matt.
apply the matt patch, that connects the two panels together.
is done you will see the seam, which gives the inner fender
I will sand the none-covered surfaces and black prime the
wheel well, including the frame.
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