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    I take it you mean just an ordinary cheep paint gun with an enlarged tip? Is it a special spraying resin or can you get away with standard resin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    I take it you mean just an ordinary cheep paint gun with an enlarged tip? Is it a special spraying resin or can you get away with standard resin?

    Dirk
    Yes just an ordinary low cost paint gun. I didn't want to spend good money on a gun that I knew it was going to get ruined

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    Before I got a Gel Coat gun

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    I used these paint guns and drilled the tips out to 2mm (per Nics suggestion). 2,5mm would be even better if you can get away with it.

    I sprayed regular laminating resin over the fabric. No thinning. I've also sprayed gel coat with these guns before I got the gel coat gun

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    Had some time to spend on the bonnet/hood today.

    Put stiffeners around the hood buck before it gets cut out so it retains its shape

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    Had some time after the kids left so I trimmed the excess fabric off of the buck and pulled it from the car.
    One thing I should point out is I coated the car body with PVA so I could remove the buck with no issues.

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    Another thing I forgot to point out is that I marked out the cut lines for the edge of the bonnet/hood so I would know where to cut the excess material off. I did this before any attempt to remove the buck was made. I ran a marker on the inside along the edge

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    And here it is trimmed and ready to apply body filler to fill in any imperfections. This will be used to make the top skin of the bonnet/hood.

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    Last edited by Brett; 10-05-2019 at 02:02 AM.

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