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post #211 of 512 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 10:29 AM
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Looks nice.

Good idea for the syringe. I'm looking to use the same product and I'll try to get one to apply the product evenly.
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Can't wait to see how you blend it in with the body filler. Great work so far as always!

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lolwut, is that a cookie sheet?

Either way, its always nice to see a fresh approach to a mod, no matter how unconventional lol

Yup that's exactly what it is! Unconventional is my middle name, if you spell it s-l-i-g-h-t-l-y-a-d-d-l-e-d. wink.gif
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That looks really solid! I wonder what it will looks like when it's painted.

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Looks nice.

Good idea for the syringe. I'm looking to use the same product and I'll try to get one to apply the product evenly.

I'd assume you'll only get one use out of that syringe. Probably those cheap oral medication ones would be best?
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Can't wait to see how you blend it in with the body filler. Great work so far as always!

Me too! Only thing, and fair warning, I'm going to have a busy two weeks coming up after this weekend. Expect little or no progress during that period. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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I'd assume you'll only get one use out of that syringe. Probably those cheap oral medication ones would be best?

Well, I was thinking maybe a pastry bag would be handy here. It's easy to fill and apply with. Also you can cut the corner to the desired shape and width.
http://www.bonappetit.com/uncategorized/article/how-to-frost-cupcakes-with-a-homemade-pastry-bag
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Couldn't you spread it on with a paintbrush?

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Next steps;

1) Grind off some of the excess, which will be tricky because the metal is thin. Some spots, I won't even bother since it will be hidden inside the case.

2) Add body filler to sculpt the join. I've got an idea to use sandpaper wrapped around a piece of PVC to get a nice smooth curve. We'll see how that works out.

3) Prime and prepare to paint with the rest of the exterior.

Then I can start on the front-side panel window!

Throw some 3M spray adhesive on the sandpaper and stick it to the pvc. Great for sanding awkward areas. I sometimes make my own foam sanding blocks with unusual shapes to sand tough spots and just glue some sand paper to them. Don't have to worry about uneven surfaces like you sometimes with when only using your fingers.

If you're worried about the strength of the joint you could always throw some pop rivets through the handle areas of the cookie sheet. Wouldn't be too hard to cover those up with the body filler.

Hmm are you going to be using that Everglass stuff you used on the front panel as the filler? I looked it up and supposedly it's flexible and has Kevlar strands in it, but I'd still be worried about flex cracks. Definitely going to want to be gentle with it after it's finished.

I can't think of any ideas to avoid any issue that might arise from that. Maybe get the joint to look decent with filler and sanding and then getting a large sheet of plastic and thermo-forming it over your side panel as a veneer, then attaching it with some kind of adhesive and trimming the excess.



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Couldn't you spread it on with a paintbrush?

I think it would be a bit too gummy for that. It has the consistency of honey. Worth a try tho.
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Well, I was thinking maybe a pastry bag would be handy here. It's easy to fill and apply with. Also you can cut the corner to the desired shape and width.
http://www.bonappetit.com/uncategorized/article/how-to-frost-cupcakes-with-a-homemade-pastry-bag

That's an excellent idea.
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Throw some 3M spray adhesive on the sandpaper and stick it to the pvc. Great for sanding awkward areas. I sometimes make my own foam sanding blocks with unusual shapes to sand tough spots and just glue some sand paper to them. Don't have to worry about uneven surfaces like you sometimes with when only using your fingers.

If you're worried about the strength of the joint you could always throw some pop rivets through the handle areas of the cookie sheet. Wouldn't be too hard to cover those up with the body filler.

Hmm are you going to be using that Everglass stuff you used on the front panel as the filler? I looked it up and supposedly it's flexible and has Kevlar strands in it, but I'd still be worried about flex cracks. Definitely going to want to be gentle with it after it's finished.

I can't think of any ideas to avoid any issue that might arise from that. Maybe get the joint to look decent with filler and sanding and then getting a large sheet of plastic and thermo-forming it over your side panel as a veneer, then attaching it with some kind of adhesive and trimming the excess.

Thanks for the adhesive tip. Definitely will do that. Not sure I can fit a rivet in the handle section. Still pretty narrow but I'll take a look at it.

As far as the Everglass, yes that was the plan. I've been very impressed with its durability so far. And with how much the panel stiffened up, I'm going to run with it as a test and see if it holds up.
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39. TASTES HORRIBLE, MORE FILLING

Managed to sneak in some body work on the back side panel today. So let's start with another shot of the side panel.

AppleMark

First I had to grind down some of the excess JB Weld. That went pretty well.

AppleMark

Then I roughed it up with some 100 grit sandpaper.

AppleMarkAppleMarkAppleMark

Getting ready for the body filler. I used two pieces of wood to brace up the front edge to ensure it stayed completely flat during the body filler work. That's the longest edge and had the most risk of a deflection. My thought was, if it's as straight as possible during the filler work, maybe the filler will help keep it that way, and it will reduce the risk of cracking when I install it since it will already be flat.

I also braced underneath with some plywood to ensure the bottom of the work area was flat.

Degreased with isopropyl alcohol, of course.

First layer of body filler around the edge and the top. The top has a slight "lip" that I want to smooth out.

AppleMarkAppleMarkAppleMark

And then filing and sanding down the high spots.

AppleMarkAppleMark

TIL:  Leaving excess filler that has gone where you don't want it, with the idea that you'll just sand it down later, is silly. If you wait about 2-3 minutes after you apply it, then you can scrape it off with the filler spreader easy as pie.

And the second coat. This time I flexed the spreader slightly and managed to get a decent curved profile. I'm actually quite pleased with it. May not have to do much heavy sanding after this coat.

AppleMarkAppleMarkAppleMarkAppleMark

After this dries, I'll probably sand it down and switch to the glazing putty.

One thing to point out, I worked on this without handling it like it was fragile, and I didn't see any signs of joint failure. I think the filler, on top of the JB Weld, is going to give me a pretty stiff panel. Heck it's going to be stronger than it was originally I think.

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Managed to get the glazing putty on the side panel. On my second coat at the moment. Starting to look nice, though one of the corners needs built up a bit.

First coat, before sanding:

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Second coat before sanding:

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