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Old 05-22-2014, 11:26 PM   #11
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My problem is I get going on something and forget to take pictures. Also, if I do something that I am experimenting with and going without much guidance from the forums, I am hesitant to take pictures and document because I'm not sure if it will work out lol. Like right now I am deleting my Ford emblem on my front grill. I have almost no clue what I am doing and feeling it out as I go along because nobody has made a detail walkthrough for the mod and there are multiple ways to do it. I'm not even sure this will work, it might get scrapped.
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My problem is I get going on something and forget to take pictures. Also, if I do something that I am experimenting with and going without much guidance from the forums, I am hesitant to take pictures and document because I'm not sure if it will work out lol. Like right now I am deleting my Ford emblem on my front grill. I have almost no clue what I am doing and feeling it out as I go along because nobody has made a detail walkthrough for the mod and there are multiple ways to do it. I'm not even sure this will work, it might get scrapped.
Yupp. That's what happened. I only took a few pictures of the install. I did however get a video of my dad and I putting it on at the end.

Also, I saw your post on the Facebook group! I'll be trying that myself sometime in the future.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #13
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Yupp. That's what happened. I only took a few pictures of the install. I did however get a video of my dad and I putting it on at the end.

Also, I saw your post on the Facebook group! I'll be trying that myself sometime in the future.
I'm kind of glad I didn't take pictures of it lol. The paint stripper took forever and I still have to go over it again. I also don't have much for tools since I'm away from home at college living in an apartment so I was using a spatula to scrape the paint off lol. I think I'm gonna try and use some fiberglass body filler and see how that works out.
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I think I'm gonna try and use some fiberglass body filler and see how that works out.
If it was me, I'd use tiger hair and resin, then finish it with short strand fiberglass. Just a suggestion. Tiger and resin is quite strong and would give you a much better "base" to work with. But, I'm no professional, I've only worked with fiberglass a few times.
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If it was me, I'd use tiger hair and resin, then finish it with short strand fiberglass. Just a suggestion. Tiger and resin is quite strong and would give you a much better "base" to work with. But, I'm no professional, I've only worked with fiberglass a few times.
I was debating on Tiger Hair or one of the other types that Evercoat makes. The only local place that is supposed to carry it is O'Reilly's, but they didn't have it in stock. I'd have to have them order it. I've only worked with fiberglass once before in high school and I had my auto teacher to coach me through it lol.
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I was debating on Tiger Hair or one of the other types that Evercoat makes. The only local place that is supposed to carry it is O'Reilly's, but they didn't have it in stock. I'd have to have them order it. I've only worked with fiberglass once before in high school and I had my auto teacher to coach me through it lol.
If you take your time tiger hair and resin is not hard to do, maybe messy, but not hard. Just be aware, the resin solidifies to a harder consistency than body filler or short strand fiberglass, and therefore will be harder to sand down smooth. I'd use a donor grill, cut the middle out with the emblem on it, then cut 2 exact pieces from the donor. Then I would put the tiger hair and resin on the underside to "attach" the pieces, then use short strand fiberglass to fill and smooth the joints/cracks on the outside of the grill. If I was going to try this I would also look into some type of bracket for the back of the grill where the pieces meet, or ditch that idea and just do the tiger hair and resin with fiberglass filler and see how long it lasts.

Also, when I say tiger hair and resin, I mean fiberglass cloth and the resin you brush on so it can harden, not the combination of the two. The short strand fiberglass I mentioned is the combination of the two and has the consistency of body filler (kinda).
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I'm kind of glad I didn't take pictures of it lol. The paint stripper took forever and I still have to go over it again. I also don't have much for tools since I'm away from home at college living in an apartment so I was using a spatula to scrape the paint off lol. I think I'm gonna try and use some fiberglass body filler and see how that works out.

If you use the real stuff, it's pretty quick. I tried the Eco friendly stuff and it literally took alllll day and didn't work well. 15 minutes of sitting with the real strong chemicals it was done.
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If you use the real stuff, it's pretty quick. I tried the Eco friendly stuff and it literally took alllll day and didn't work well. 15 minutes of sitting with the real strong chemicals it was done.
I didn't want to use regular aircraft stripper because different websites I was on for advice on how to do this said it would really soften the plastic and make it really weak. I'm using Citristrip, I got it from Ace Hardware. I got some Acetone earlier today to clean up the residue from it and it is helping get rid of the remaining random spots of paint also. Still got a long way to go, though.
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Yeah the Eco stuff I got was citrus based. But the other stuff I used wasn't aircraft grade. Both were aerosol cans
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Yeah the Eco stuff I got was citrus based. But the other stuff I used wasn't aircraft grade. Both were aerosol cans
The Citristrip is an orange gel, applied by brushing it on. Which I found out that you cannot do with a foam brush, melted it right away. If I run into a dead end trying to get the rest of the paint off I will use the other kind.
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