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how repaired my grille with quicksteel

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#1 OFFLINE   rosco

 
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Posted 19 January 2015 - 06:46 PM

Not sure where to put this, so I thought this might be a good spot.  Mods feel free to move if necessary.

 

I had a crack on the driver side of my grille.  It was on the top corner between the headlight and reflector.  The pics were taken after a couple minutes with the dremel tool and a sanding drum to clean up the edges.

 

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I cleaned it up a little more with the dremel and wiped it down with some acetone.  Here is what I used.

 

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It's a 2 part epoxy putty.  When dry, it can be sanded and shaped then painted, or even drilled and tapped if need be.  I haven't gone that far with it, but I did use it as a body filler to repair a 1974 Super Beetle I had a few years ago.  I even rebuilt part of the windshield frame with it.  You just cut a little off and roll it around in your hands until the 2 colors are blended and becomes one solid color.  It gets a little warm, but never hot.  After that, just apply and shape as needed.  Here is after I mixed it and applied it to the crack.

 

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I let it set for about a half hour.  It really doesn't need that long, but that's what I did.  Here is after sanding with some 60 grit sand paper.

 

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I then sanded a little more with some 320 grit so smooth it out.  Here is after all the sanding was done and 4 coats of PlastiDip applied.

 

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So that's my write up of how I fixed my grille and a little review of QuickSteel.  Thanks for taking the time to read this.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:18 PM

Awesome work, glad it worked

 

& I think its fine right where you posted it, should hopefully help others


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:36 PM

Nice work looks good
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:06 AM

Never heard of this stuff but now I'm interested in it :)



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 05:06 PM

Very nice work...I would not have thought of using that stuff!







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