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Old 08-03-2011, 12:05 PM
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Filling Hole in Fender

I have decided that I do not want to use my original fuel door/flap. I need to fill this in before I paint. The fender is fiberglass. What would the strongest way be to smooth this over and not have it show the seam/joint
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When you set the fuel door in there how big is the gap going around it?
Thinking you could create a rest stop in the opening to position the door maybe 16th of an inch lower than flush first.
Then remove some material 3 inches around the opening on the fender to allow room for using a OnetoOne epoxy resin and glass cloth across everything and finish it off with a little filler etc.
Key will be to do it in steps and the right resin to bond to already cured glass.
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I would cut the gas filler area off. Then grind both side good and taper the edges and build up both sides with resin and glass mat. and finish with bondo and work from there.
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Thanks for the advice. I am still kinda mad at myself for not ordering the fender without the fuel access and now must deal with it. If I don't I will never be satisfied
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I would cut the gas filler area off. Then grind both side good and taper the edges and build up both sides with resin and glass mat. and finish with bondo and work from there.
I would do this the same way but would try to use the door.

Off topic, but what is your avatar? Very interesting, cool art.
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Not sure what my avatar is but it is definitely me! I found it on google images and have used it for years. I even have a version being painted on my garage wall.
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