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  • jim73vw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Sarah, Martha and I will be there Saturday. Not in the Nova or buggy, just spectating. Nena was in the lower hall last year, cars filtering...
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  • oilman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    Fuchs Titan Race - TOP 3 on offer and ready to go Opie Oils are pleased to announce that we're currently running our very popular Fuchs offer on...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    Cheers for the advice. the mold has been trimmed, filled with wax in some voids, and aluminium tape over others where I was not too fussed about...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    22-03-2017, 10:50 PM
    You would only need to sand if the layers had cured, putting down 2 or 3 layers at the same time is OK as the wax will rise during the curing...
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  • Peter's Avatar
    22-03-2017, 09:13 PM
    2mm of foam and Alcantara will hide most defects. ;) Sent from my VFD 700 using Tapatalk
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  • steve's Avatar
    22-03-2017, 09:11 PM
    I plan on heading down to Volksworld 2017 in Sanddown park this weekend; it's in my neck of woods, SW London just inside the M25: ...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    22-03-2017, 10:24 AM
    Thanks for the clarification. I'm loathed to by laminating resin just for that job as they don't sell small quantities at the suppliers in Singapore...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    22-03-2017, 08:08 AM
    It doesn't contain the wax so you don't need to sand between layers, it will remain tacky for longer but left over night it will dry to a matt...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    22-03-2017, 01:15 AM
    How is laminating resin different from general purpose polyester resin?
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 11:14 PM
    I think I would go down that route gel coat doesn't cure too well when exposed to the air it can remain tacky for a long time and as Alex says you...
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  • Dirk's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 11:02 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I was thinking about doing my top coat in the final colour but I wasn't sure how good a finish I would get? or how many of the pin holes it will...
    247 replies | 19554 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 10:58 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Yes tissue is much easier to make conform and I had 2 small 90 deg angles to deal with, by the time I had 2 layers of tissue on those angles were not...
    247 replies | 19554 view(s)
  • Alzax3's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 09:39 PM
    Sadly, the blemishes that the wrap might hide would have to be very minor, otherwise they'll just ruin the new finish....
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  • madscientist's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 09:24 PM
    Chaps- Newbie question, but will going the wrap option as opposed to paint, be a way to minimise problems with grp blemishes etc? Cheers, Colin
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  • bushboy's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 09:08 PM
    bushboy replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Coming along very nicely Dirk. Like the work you do. I am also going the route of replacing the paint on the Eureka with a new topcoat. I...
    247 replies | 19554 view(s)
  • Peter's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 07:00 PM
    I hate GRP and I wish there was an easy, none messy alternative as I have some great ideas but I am put off by the thought of all that GRP, bucks,...
    735 replies | 67813 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 01:56 PM
    I'm definitely erring towards that solution, just wanted to get all inputs and perspectives in before I commit to that method. This method is what I...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 01:54 PM
    I feel your pain, especially so fresh out of paint to a surface that initially looked immaculate. I had similar issues with mine, it looked great...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 01:44 PM
    islandman replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    So do you always put tissue down as your first layer on the gel coat? Is this to make it easier to confirm to tighter angles and ensure no air voids...
    247 replies | 19554 view(s)
  • islandman's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 01:22 PM
    islandman replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Thanks for sharing Dirk, looking good
    247 replies | 19554 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 12:02 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    The Wax worked really well filling the seams around the flanges and saved a lot of work. I had forgotten I hadn't posted any pics. I started...
    247 replies | 19554 view(s)
  • Alzax3's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 07:04 AM
    Candle wax should be fine for a one-use mould - it'll save doing more damage to the surrounding mould surface by sanding back filler... It works well...
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  • Buffy's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 06:46 AM
    Gel coat air bubbles. Not my favourite things. One has just appeared on my drivers side sill on the edge of the air intake. It looks like a sink...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 06:22 AM
    Well I couldn’t resist the temptation to pull the mold, I figured most of the parts had been done a long time ago with only the last piece being a...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 12:51 AM
    im sort of hoping that if I can separate the mold carefully then I don't disturb areas where gaps exist beneath the gel coat, after all this is...
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  • islandman's Avatar
    21-03-2017, 12:43 AM
    islandman replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Now that is one pampered body, it's gets its own heaters when tucked up at night :cool1: how to the mold making go using candle wax on the light...
    247 replies | 19554 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    20-03-2017, 11:03 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    As I said in Dave's thread the paint and filler is all off and the body has been washed down. I'm going to let it dry out for a week and hopefully...
    247 replies | 19554 view(s)
  • Dirk's Avatar
    20-03-2017, 10:49 PM
    Glad you are managing to find some time to get some work done and I hope the wife's recovery is going well. Talking of air bubbles I manged to finish...
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  • Buffy's Avatar
    20-03-2017, 07:56 PM
    I am just glad you found some time between bed pan duties !!! It's definite therapy for you I know .
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  • madscientist's Avatar
    20-03-2017, 03:26 PM
    Oh right- penny just dropped here too Phil! Excellent book (totally ignited my passion to own a Nova)- I bought Kindle version (but intend to get...
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