Re: Major hardtop repair - weekend carnage
Money Pit - here is what the factory workshop manual says:
"Use a grinder to remove the paint and to outline the damaged area. Use a grade 24 disc for the initial grinding. Follow up with a grade 50 disc to prevent coarse scratches from showing up in the final finish. NOTE: If there are any cracks extending from the hole it will be necessary to stop-drill the cracks(s) using a 3.18-mm (1/8-in) drill bit. Position a fiberglass mat or cloth on the repair area, cut out a piece, allowing a 2.54-cm (1-in) extension beyond the damaged area. Clean the damaged area. Place the fiberglass cloth patch on a piece of aluminum foil. Pour the fiberglass resin into a clean container. Mix the appropriate amount of hardener with the resin, according to the manufacturer's instructions. Apply the resin mixture to both sides of the fiberglass cloth. Lay the fiberglass cloth patch and aluminium foil over the repair area, on the outside. With a plastic spreader, use firm pressure to remove the air bubbles. Allow the resin to cure. Remove the aluminum foil from the cured resin. Smooth the area to contour using a 50 Grit Disc. Apply plastic filler to complete the repair, and finish the area with 80 Grit Paper. Repeat the previous step on the inside at the top. Featheredge the repaired area. Prime the area with Ditlers Epoxy Chromate Primer (DP-40/401). Apply primer surfacer. Sand the area for paint preparation; reprime if necessary. Prepare the area for color coat. Color coat.
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