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Old 05-03-2011, 07:02 PM
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Hood scoop bonding

I want to use a fiberglass hood scoop on my metal hood for my el camino. I need to know what kind of bonding agent I need to attach the scoop. I'm wondering if fusor or some other adhesive would work.....Thanks, James Randolph

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yes, one for disimilliar materials to handle the differing expansion rates. Use flexible filler and all flexible products thereafter. I personally never did one but read about the procedure. Also states to screw it in w/sheet metal screws but not tight enough to squeeze it out. Can't speak from experience but it sounds like reliable info.
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Fusor 116 is what I used. And after talking to them, I believe they said it needs 1 mil of thickness or something, soa roughed up piece of FG shouldn't have any problems.. So you don't need to screw it in so loosely it's sticking up a mm or something!!

I then blended with Evercoat polyflex..

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Both of my "rods" have 'glass scoops bonded to steel hoods with 3M body adhesive, then finished off with (some type of) bondo putty. Both are still looking as-new to date...

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Thanks for the advise, I'll probably go with the fusor product, I've had good luck with their products even though it has been some time since I have used any. Jamesr
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I use large head pop rivets and dough.
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On a horizontal surface like a hood, you can use weights
such as old phone books to hold the scoop down until
the adhesive cures.
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that sounds much better than screw holes you have to clean up later.
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I'm not sure about that..

I used screw holes, but they get filled when you smooth it out. No biggie.
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I used 6 small head rivits on each side. Then added fiber glass on both sides, and then had to go back with a light weight filler. Mine is on a camaro with a hardwood 4 inch cowl. I still haven't gotten it done. I applied the filler, and the used a bondo putty, and i noticed a crack in the putty. So im going to smooth it out, and add more filler and maybe a better quailty putty. Which i probably laid the putty to thick, i normally use it for small holes in the filler. Which im learning from experience, and i've spent alot of time to get it smooth. The lip on the scoop is why im having to add so much filler to mine to make it level with the rest of the hood.
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