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mat.price

posted on 5/3/09 at 10:05 AM Reply With Quote
filling and smoothing

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??

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Paul TigerB6

posted on 5/3/09 at 10:12 AM Reply With Quote
thin guide coat of black paint and then rub it down - you should soon see any high or low spots






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Daddylonglegs

posted on 5/3/09 at 10:13 AM Reply With Quote
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.

HTH

JB

SNAP! lol!

[Edited on 5/3/09 by Daddylonglegs]





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David Jenkins

posted on 5/3/09 at 12:16 PM Reply With Quote
You'll only find the bumps and hollows if you use the wet & dry on a flat block...





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mat.price

posted on 5/3/09 at 05:25 PM Reply With Quote
ok sounds good!!
so how do you know if it high??
will the be a black spot next to it or somthing??

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David Jenkins

posted on 5/3/09 at 08:19 PM Reply With Quote
If it's high, the top goes to the base colour, and it's surrounded by black.





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Gaz 1977

posted on 8/3/09 at 10:02 AM Reply With Quote
put a guide coat on, sand with a block, once all the guide has gone , its done.

Gaz

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