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Oh nuts I've damaged the F360.....


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#81 OFFLINE   liner33

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:28 AM

it will be ok but I suspect you will still see it , hence the need for blending , it will look better than it does for sure and better than you can do 

 

What sets apart a bad replica and a good one imo is finish 



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 01:01 PM

Tony can you post a decent picture of the crack how it is today? A bit closer than before.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:36 PM

Here you go....

 

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:39 PM

Even if you glue it together I think that's going to stick out like a sore thumb.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:43 PM

I am going to fill it rather than glue and then have the paint done professionally.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:47 PM

Looks to me as though it's standing a bit proud on part of one side and by the screen. It's going to take some skill to getting that to look good before paint. As Rich says now I've seen that glue isn't the answer as it will need something else as well.

 

Does it flex at all at the split if you apply pressure to different parts of the wing?



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:18 PM

Yes it does move if the wing is pressed but it's not fixed so it will move.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 05:14 PM

Whats cracked is the filler that blends the bodykit to the original body , it really needs raking out out and doing again , if you just skim some more over the top it will crack as it will be too thin



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 03:49 PM

Glue is fine but it won't an invisible mend plus how do i clamp the two parts while the glue dries.



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

I've only worked with fibreglass on my ponds so far from any sort of expert but that would have to be cut larger and deeper then built up with fibreglass and resin, then gelcoat. Then it would be able to be sanded and blended.

 

It would also give you chance to dig away any filler that is underneath to put some sort of strengthener and bound to chassis if needed.



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 07:41 AM

I've had a change of mind, thinking about getting this

 

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Product description

GELCOAT FILLER is a white, waterproof gelcoat filler for surface repairs. It is paintable, easy to mix, apply, shape and sand. Suited to marine paint, can be pigmented or painted with any marine paint. Use with glass-fibre Mat for structural repairs to GRP and can be used on glass-fibre or gelcoat. It has a working time of 8 min and a curing time of 20 min. Can tolerate temperatures up to +160°C and contains 432g/l solvent.

 

And then i can use the fibreglass on securing the wings or reinforcing other areas.