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#1 montelsc

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

Hi everyone i have a question on my current project i had to remove skirts and open up wheel wells

one opened perfect and one opened rather large. My question is how can i bring down the larger opening and make them both match again any info would be greatly appreciated if styrene is the way to go im not sure how to use it can someone please explain? thanks

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:37 AM

Your model is made of styrene. All you have to do to fix it is to glue a styrene strip the same thickness as the quarter panel in place (shape it carefully to about the correct curve with your fingers before gluing) inside the wheel-arch, let it dry completely, and re-shape it to match the side you like. Making a template from cardboard will allow you to get both sides exactly the same.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

Let me get this straight im closeing the well again with the styrene and re opening it smaller. Am i correct??

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

You've already gotten a couple of good suggestions, but you may get more responses from people who want to help if you move this thread to the Q&A section where it belongs.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

Let me get this straight im closeing the well again with the styrene and re opening it smaller. Am i correct??

Yes, basically. You just glue in enough plastic to make the opening smaller than what you want the finished opening to be, let it dry thoroughly, and then re-open it to the shape you want.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

Thanks for the info il let you know how it turns out

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

Thanks for the info il let you know how it turns out

You should do fine. I've messed up a lot of things over the years and fixed them just like this. Messed up something just the other day. No biggie. Models forgive you if you just keep at it, and anything can be fixed...sometimes several times.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:40 AM

Thanks Ace garage guy for the info wheel well repair turned
out better than i expected all it needs now is final sand
Thanks Again

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

Thanks Ace garage guy for the info wheel well repair turned
out better than i expected all it needs now is final sand
Thanks Again
 

Glad to hear it and glad I could help. That's what we're here for. B)