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Digest Number 2332

PostPost by: simon.mitchell » Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:18 pm


I've just finished repairing and spraying the boot lid of my plus 2, which
had cracks of exactly the same type and in the same position as you
describe. I ground them out with an 80 grit disc on a grinder before
re-tissuing, filling, priming and painting.

My feeling is that they're stress cracks, so I'd definately recommend
sorting them while you have the chance!

'68 Zetec Plus 2

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 15:18:49 +0100
From: "ALLEN, David" <***@***.***>
Subject: Gel coat


I am in the process taking an angle grinder to my pride and joy to remove
all the gel coat cracks prior to having it painted. Some of them are
obvious, but there are a series of very faint parallel cracks on the boot
lid , right across the letters LOTUS.

I thought at first they were cracks in the paint, and indeed can not find
any cracks in the gel coat under the paint. However, in Mick Millers article
in Lotus News there is a comments that these cracks may also be in the gel

Has anyone seen similar marks and/or advice would be welcome.

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