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Old 07-21-2011, 11:12 PM
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Wondering about a hood scoop...

So I recently bought a steel hood for my 1970 Nova and it has a fiberglass snorkel hood on it. The bondo around the scoop connecting it to the hood is cracked and there is a crack or two around the opening. I bought some Evercoat Kitty Hair to attempt to patch it up. I'm seventeen so I'm rather inexperience but brave enough to attempt it myself. Any suggestions on the proper way to go about this endeavor would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-22-2011, 02:17 AM
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Steel and fiberglass really don't work togther, and the repair/ graft will show at some point. Your best bet is to get rid of all of the bondo, and see what you have first. If at that point, you might have somthing you can work with. If you have clean edges on the scoop and hood, just use some seam sealer and aircraft or pop rivits. You have to be really good to get a repair for a molded look that won't crack. Bondo and kitty hair isn't going to get you there
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I have almost 40 years experience as a custom painter... and I've done tons of fiberglass projects, including dozens of Corvette restos, prototypes, molds and manufacturing parts.

You just have to assume a fiberglass to steel bond is always temporary.

What I would do first is to see if the part is bolted to the hood... or if it can be bolted to the hood. If so, then remove all of the 'glass and filler, and then leave a seam between them. That will let the scoop move slightly without hurting the appearance.
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40 years ago they didn't have cross bonding adhesives.. Now they do.

Of course, this doesn't help you since yours is already bonded. But, who knows, maybe it will peel right off (or drill out some rivets? Who knows.. as stated, take it down to it's bare state).. Then you can use a cross bonding, and then something flexible.
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