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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:18 pm

Tonight's little DIY job in pictures.... Hijet spoiler























Need to bond in the reinforcement, fill in the gap, sand it back, refill any pits, sand the whole thing back, then paint it.

Bought the spoiler back in about November, my normal quick turn around for side line projects. Wonder when i'll get round to the next stage Laughing
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:31 pm

If you use some of the bits you cut out you can add extra strength back into the joit use it like filler wire onb the welder and as it is the same stuff it will even better than the commercial plastic welding rods.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:15 am

I melted the join together best I could then rough sanded it back.

But thats a good idea about using a bit of plastic off cut as a filler rod, just make sure you get any paint off it etc first. I'll keep that idea on the cards.

Anyhoo, I got my join all done and cured, bonded under a sheet of off cut plastic in the big hole, then filled it up with expanding foam cowboy builder style. Left it in the kitchen a few days to cure to properly.



Then this stuff arrived this morning:-



"silver hook big boy plastic flexi filler" - for bumpers and ABS plastic etc

thought its worth a shot as I don't want it to crack. Now my arm is on the verge of falling off but so far looks pretty rewarding...














Then I thought, hell, if i'm going to paint something in the right white to match the van why don't I.....















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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:32 pm

you mean that you have been tight and not treated yourself to a dual action sander tut tut Exclamation
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Post by Logi on Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:45 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:you mean that you have been tight and not treated yourself to a dual action sander tut tut Exclamation

Oh, right, i thought he was spanking the monkey at the thought of a spoiler.......... Very Happy
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:28 am

Logi wrote:
rich the mechanic wrote:you mean that you have been tight and not treated yourself to a dual action sander tut tut Exclamation

Oh, right, i thought he was spanking the monkey at the thought of a spoiler.......... Very Happy

I've lent my orbital sander to someone - who? - I can't remember. Magical tool fairies have been busy once again.

Annoys the hell out of me, people don't seem to be half as good at the second half the of the "borrowing" deal as the first half.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:13 pm

Had chance for a little test weigh up today, see how it would look when fitted...





What do you think?
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Post by Logi on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:09 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:What do you think?

I'm thinking bucket & sponge..... Smile

I think it looks ok, but when's the bodykit going on? Smile

Wheels fairly set the wee van off Smile
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:47 pm

It's very much overdue for a wash and polish.

My next little project, which I have ordered extra paint for, is a bad boy style front bumper made out of a standard bumper, a subaru spoiler, an escort gti/16v spoiler, a bucket full of filler, loads of bodgery, plastic welding and even more patience.
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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:47 pm



lol!
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Post by waz on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:32 pm

Logi wrote:

lol!

I don't think he is going to go that far in his pimping Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Spoiling it

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:22 pm

We'll see!

Sneak preview of the de-badged grill...

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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:32 pm

How about this?

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:55 pm

That looks pretty damn sweet actually!!
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Re: Spoiling it

Post by PFM on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:01 am

Is it just me, or are the headlamps not quite sitting right?

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:50 am

What do you mean? It's totally straight, never been crashed
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Re: Spoiling it

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:28 pm

So after about 4 filler cycles I got the surface pretty smooth.

Then I did a few cycles of filler primer and wet sanding to get all the surface imperfections sorted.

And tonight I have smashed it with some coats of base colour:-





Now I need to let it cure for a couple of days before I cut it back to make it nice and smooth.
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Re: Spoiling it

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:14 pm

I'm after some advice.....

I've got some "orange peel" sort of surface going on in some of the painted finish.

Can anyone tell me what sort of abrasives like a paste or something I need to flatten it off?

Will T-cut do it?
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Post by Marcfe on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:39 pm

You need to use a 1500 or higher grit first with soapy water.
Then use g3 cutting compound. Will come up like glass then! Very Happy

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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:37 pm

Marcfe wrote:You need to use a 1500 or higher grit first with soapy water.
Then use g3 cutting compound. Will come up like glass then! Very Happy

Depends on how peely it is but get a carpet tile and cut it up and use the rubber side to back your wet and dry so you sand it flat if you use your hand your skin will let it flow over the bumps and into the hollows rather than cutting the high bits down to meet the low bits.
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Post by xxemaphorr on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:02 pm

Like the debadging ideas! I wish I had thought of something similar when I did mine! I debadged mine with a black grille but kept the little 'dip' in the middle of the radiator access
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Post by xxemaphorr on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:05 pm

And from my experience orange peel is usually due to either spraying pressure being incorrect or the paint reacting with whats underneath; in which case you need a different undercoat or an isolating layer first. Apologies if you knew all that; just trying to help
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:37 pm

It's my shit spraying technique.

Aerosols don't help, nor does a lack of experience with bodywork.

In places where I've laid the coats on heavier it's come out nice, but where I've done many thin coats it's come out a bit dimpled. Paint runs have always ruined my previous attempts, but now trying to avoid them I end up with orange peel. In the middle is "just the right coat thickness".

My friends that have seen it think the paint job is great, but I want it to be almost perfect as I plan to fix the rear quarter panel on my fiancée's car in the summer. So I see this as a little practice job.

And welcome to the Forum, glad to see you posting cheers
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Post by Logi on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:43 pm

cheers
Lookin good, spoiler helps but not as much as washing it... Razz
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Post by PFM on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:16 pm

Looks very good. When are you fitting the motors to adjust it up and down for high speed(!) work?

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Post by xxemaphorr on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:15 pm

like it. a bit more subtle than the pimp my ride spoiler!
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:16 pm



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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:35 pm

Nice job with the spoiler! Are those factory wind deflectors or the Climair ones?
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