ok got my kit at home, and i have noticed it is gonna be a real p.i.t.a.. only type of instructions say side skirts and fender flairs are mold on type, also nothing is pre drilled on the nose section (which is probly a good thing) should i just line it up and drill out the fiber glass to match the old holes?
I was curious about this as well. Say for the wheel flares.. I don't feel comfortable sticking them on bare metal and painting over, or even just primer, and I sure don't want to paint, install, paint again.. . Whats the 'correct' way for that type of thing?
Heres a couple of tricks that may help. Test fit the wheel flairs and drill and attach them with 6 or 8 screws. Mark the location with a marker. Remove and trim the fiberglass flairs as necessary. Use freezer paper (wax) and tape it to the surface that you are going to bond to waxy side out. Clean and rough up the inside of the fiberglass flairs to insure a good bond. Fill the inside with ample fiberglass and let it buldge over the lip, be careful as not to get it on the outside of the flair. Quickly attach the flair with the screws. You will see the excess fiberglass ooze out. Let it firm up and remove the screws before it completely cures. Remove the excess fiberglass, you can cut it with a razor if you dont wait too long. Remove the freezer paper. Doing this creates a wide area for your panel bonding adheisive to attach (use one for fiberglass to steel say 3M). Rough up the metal fender lips with 36 DA sander. Clean both surfaces that are to be bonded. Apply the panel bonding adheisive and attach the flair with the screws. Remove the excess. Let completely bond and remove the screws and fill with Fiberglass. Bondo may shrink and leave a outline of the screw hole. You can do this to attach the scoops, rocker panel covers, etc. This makes a perfect fit and will insure a good bond.
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i was told by a body guy today that he would recomend attaching studs to the inside of the skirts and flairs and then drill out holes then back them with washers and nuts, this way if i ever want to De Eleanor my car it is not years of sanding/grinding old filler off, what do you think. get a bolt with a big washer attached and then just use fiberglass resin to attach the bolts?
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