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Blending body panels

Discussion in 'The Paintshop' started by MickieH, 4 May 2011.

  1. MickieH

    MickieH Road Burner

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    What is the best way to blend body panels together, for example a bumper to a wing?

    I'd like to do this but it worries me that it may crack and ruin the job.

    Any thoughts on the best way to do this properly?
     
  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Palstic and metal do not join very well, the plastic flexes and bends with heat and general driving wheras metal does so at a very different rate.

    You could try using a flexible filler but the problem will be in getting a flexible paint to bridge the gap.

    I wonder if Timmy has ever done this? He'll probably know the way to get round these problems.
     
  3. MickieH

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    That's what is worrying me, I think it would look pretty good, but the paint I've got lined up doesn't come in flexible, so would possibly crack over time, ruining the effect.

    The car isn't going to be a daily driver, so I could go with using a flexible filler like tiger seal as that stuff is pretty good.

    Somebody, somewhere, must have overcome this problem [​IMG]
     
  4. timmy

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    ring me 01580712418 yes have done this lotts of times
     
  5. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thought you'd be the man Timmy!
     
  6. MickieH

    MickieH Road Burner

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    Nice one, thanks, I'll giva ya a buzz tomorrow after work, cheers :D
     
  7. timmy

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    work shop before 6.00pm
     
  8. MickieH

    MickieH Road Burner

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    Ahh - ok - I don't finish till 6 - I'll see if I can get 5 mins during the day then - need an excuse to skive off work anyway :lol:
     
  9. MickieH

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    Didn't get the chance today, bud, just too busy :(

    Are you there tomorrow by any chance?
     
  10. timmy

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    yes 8.30 to 12.00 give me a ring 01580712418
     
  11. MickieH

    MickieH Road Burner

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    Will do, thanks :D
     
  12. MickieH

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    Good to speak to you today, Timmy, and thanks loads for the help :D

    Should avoid embarrising cracks at a later date.

    Thanks again :cool:
     
  13. timmy

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    just ring mate you need help
     
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