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Old 04-05-2013, 11:14 AM   #371
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:01 PM   #373
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thanks for the support fellas, my local buddies don't understand.
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Thats awesome what you are doing :) any special way you are preparing the fender for fg work?
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Thats awesome what you are doing :) any special way you are preparing the fender for fg work?
steps are:
-clean it, so it's free of oils and dirt
-coat it with a paste wax product by hand, allow to haze over/dry
-spray generously with mold release product, allow to dry
-coat with tooling gel, allow to tack up, but not fully dry
-apply fiberglass matt and resin on top of tooling gel once tacked up, layer to desired thickness.

that's the gist of it. cleaning also includes the area surrounding where you'll be working, and tape/bag off anything you don't want to get any of the gelcoat or fiberglass on thats nearby.
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keep it up!

this a great thread. I can really appreciate all teh hard work you;'ve put into this. you've got real skill and dedication. It will be worth it in the end.
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popped the mold off the passenger fender last night.....overall this one went WAY better than the driver side.....couple small touch-ups necessary, but nothing major at all.



will be pulling both fenders later this week to make the mold-flange for the inner mounting flanges of both fenders where they bolt to the inner fender and up by the A-piller in the doorjam.

Then I just have to prep/paint:
-fenders
-rub strips
-door handles
-wing

And then all that's left for the car to be "done"
-change wiring pigtails for euro singnals (bumper AND fender)
-install newly painted parts
-make shaved hatch trim/grab handle and paint/install
-wire rear fog lights
-wetsand and buff/polish the entire car.

Looks like I MAY get it done in time for Spring into Focus afterall....

beyond that, I do want to remove and repaint the passenger door because I chipped the leading edge of it with the previous fiberglass abortions of fenders, and I'm still waiting for my RS sideskirts to get shipped over from the UK so I can repair/mold them....those will be the last aesthetic bits the car will get....but those are less important than the list for SiF.
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popped the mold off the passenger fender last night.....overall this one went WAY better than the driver side.....couple small touch-ups necessary, but nothing major at all.

will be pulling both fenders later this week to make the mold-flange for the inner mounting flanges of both fenders where they bolt to the inner fender and up by the A-piller in the doorjam.

Then I just have to prep/paint:
-fenders
-rub strips
-door handles
-wing

And then all that's left for the car to be "done"
-change wiring pigtails for euro singnals (bumper AND fender)
-install newly painted parts
-make shaved hatch trim/grab handle and paint/install
-wire rear fog lights
-wetsand and buff/polish the entire car.

Looks like I MAY get it done in time for Spring into Focus afterall....

beyond that, I do want to remove and repaint the passenger door because I chipped the leading edge of it with the previous fiberglass abortions of fenders, and I'm still waiting for my RS sideskirts to get shipped over from the UK so I can repair/mold them....those will be the last aesthetic bits the car will get....but those are less important than the list for SiF.
Keep up the great work and I'm sure you can finish in time!
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Sounds like things are going your way, that must be a good feeling


glad to see progress is continuing!
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