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Old 11-18-2012, 09:24 PM
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[QUOTE=mr4speed;1612986]Never had any problems with filling fiberglass hoods, and even in one extreme case on a 10 second drag car by the time this thing was at top speed (around 130 mph) the whole hood completly changed shape by probably 5 to 6 inches from the wind trying to rip it right off the car. Guess what not a single crack anywhere on this hood and this has been done at least 6 to 7 years ago, racing every year.[/QUOT

I'm sure you haven't had a problem and the race car did all you said it did...That doesn't make it a proper repair...The best repair for anything is to use the same material on whatever it is that your repairing that whatever your repairing is made of....That's why rust holes should be repaired with the same type of metal, (people used to braze steel patches in with brass and it didn't hold up well) holes in tires are repaired with rubber plugs or patches, rips in vinyl are repaired with vinyl. To me it stands to reason that fiberglass should be repaired with fiberglass, wouldn't you agree.

Filler should be used to fill imperfections, not to sculpt, that's why they use granite for that.

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