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Old 04-14-2013, 06:46 PM
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It's not real easy to work with, but basically all you have to do is shove some into that gap and smooth it over with a putty knife. After it sets up, you can sand it, and if necessary, use regular body filler to fix any imperfections. Look for the short strand variety, it will be a little easier (not much, but a little).

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Sorry Bob, I hate to disagree with you but, the fiberglass stuff out of the can I wouldn't use on the scoop that the OP is talking about. The reason is that if your working with this product over a small area and it's being applied on area that is going to have a lot of vibration...it's just not going to hold for very long. It's fine for putting a coat over top of ground down welds or any place that there is metal holding it in place.

Now...to try and offer a solution...I hate these dilemma's because there are only 2 ways that I can think of to repair this part and have it hold...and I hate doing either of them.

1) Rough up the sides of your scoop, use your mat glass and resin, build up the side a bit so that you can build up the bottom and then cut it to fit your hood. If it could be built up from underneath as well as on the sides, all the better.

2) Use a body panel adhesive or even an SMC adhesive to build up the bottom...I use 3M's 8116 or 8115 a lot, they stick to anything and hold real well, they make faster products with respect to dry time. They are costly, but work and work well. Apply a little adhesive on the sides as well and shape it into the scoop, it feathers quite well. That way you will have the support from the sides as well as the surface that your trying to enlarge.

I hope this helps.

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No problem Ray. Wouldn't have been my first choice either, but definitely better than regular filler.
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Good I'm glad that you feel that way, some of those small nigglly (no idea how to spell niggly but you get what I mean) things can bother more than they are worth, and trying to repair them so they don't come back and haunt you can be a real PITA.

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I mounted a scoop once with aluminum angle from the local hardware store. I bent it to fit the shape of the scoop, polished it, and screwed it to the hood where the braces were under the hood. This way, you could not see fasteners. I drilled and countersunk the screws that screwed into the scoop with stainless screws. No gaps and looked very nice on a black car with all the other polished stainless trim.
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What I have ended up doing is making channels with tape about 1/8" tall along the 'high spots' on the mounting edge of the scoop, then poured fiberglass resin in there. Let it set up overnight and the next day the tape peeled right off. Took my long board with 80 grit and sanded it down flat again and remaining gaps are gone. Worked really well.
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Excellent, glad to hear that you found a solution.

Best of Luck

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