Lotus Elan

Rear wing repair.

PostPost by: davidallen » Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:00 pm

Hi,

The rear wings/backpannel on my car could do with "beefing up" a bit as the
area is badly crazed and has received several knocks in the past. I was
planning to layer additional matting within the boot (trunk).

However, fibre glass has been painted. Will the resin bond successfully to
the paint, or should I remove it? (tricky!)

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Ta,

David
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PostPost by: "Simpson, Karl" » Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:08 pm

I removed the paint with an mini angle grinder and then keyed the surface with a hack saw blade prior to applying the glassfibre. I would not have been comfortable leaving the paint in place.

Karl

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Hi,

The rear wings/backpannel on my car could do with "beefing up" a bit as thearea is badly crazed and has received several knocks in the past. I was planning to layer additional matting within the boot (trunk).

However, fibre glass has been painted. Will the resin bond successfully to the paint, or should I remove it? (tricky!)

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Ta,

David








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PostPost by: "nebogipfel2004" » Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:08 pm

--- In ***@***.***, "ALLEN, David" <[email protected]>
wrote:
Hi,

The rear wings/backpannel on my car could do with "beefing up" a
bit as the

area is badly crazed and has received several knocks in the past.
I was

planning to layer additional matting within the boot (trunk).

However, fibre glass has been painted. Will the resin bond
successfully to

the paint, or should I remove it? (tricky!)

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Ta,

David

Hi David,

You need to roughen up the glass to provide a good surface area and
once this is done most of the paint will be gone anyway, no need to
stress if not every bit of paint is gone since you are adding to the
overall laminate thickness anyway.

What is important is that you grind all the damage away on the
outside of the panels as deep as you need to and then relaminate
from that side with mat then surfacing tissue.

If the damage is very bad it might be easier to bond a new section
in?

John
"nebogipfel2004"
 

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