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filling and smoothing
mat.price - 5/3/09 at 10:05 AM

hi all
im at the last stage for filling and smoothing the p38 on my wheel arches
i was just wondering how do you know that the filler is 100% smooth with the bodywork and what methods have people used to achieve this??

Paul TigerB6 - 5/3/09 at 10:12 AM

thin guide coat of black paint and then rub it down - you should soon see any high or low spots

Daddylonglegs - 5/3/09 at 10:13 AM

If you use a matt black spray and lightly dust over the area, then sand back using something like 800 or 1200 wet & dry, you can see any hollows in the filler as spots or rings.



SNAP! lol!

[Edited on 5/3/09 by Daddylonglegs]

David Jenkins - 5/3/09 at 12:16 PM

You'll only find the bumps and hollows if you use the wet & dry on a flat block...

mat.price - 5/3/09 at 05:25 PM

ok sounds good!!
so how do you know if it high??
will the be a black spot next to it or somthing??

David Jenkins - 5/3/09 at 08:19 PM

If it's high, the top goes to the base colour, and it's surrounded by black.

Gaz 1977 - 8/3/09 at 10:02 AM

put a guide coat on, sand with a block, once all the guide has gone , its done.