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#21 frozono

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:54 AM

i now how you feel.......... :(.

#22 Doobie

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

Ouch I think that we have all done that at some point ! but why isit that it always seems to happen just after you have put a gloss coat on !?Just like toast falling butter side down lol At least the body didnt break anywhere else keep at it your doing a great job

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

Ahh man that sucks, I feel your pain, but the paint looked good ;)

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:48 PM

I'm ok with it ... letting it dry today and I'll fix it. I think it was saying 'you should have used some brass strips behind it the first 3 times you patched it there!' :D

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:50 AM

Got the brass strip mounted behind the joint as I should have done long ago. A bit of bodywork on the outside and I can paint ... again.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:57 PM

May I offer a tip I learned from an incredible customizer?

Get some 3/4 oz. Fiberglas mat (R/C Airplane fusalage skinning) and cut strips about as wide as the area your reinforcing. Soak the Fiberglas with crazy glue and apply to the inside after scuffing the bare plastic. Multiple layers makes it even stronger. Surprising how strong, and thin, the bracing can be. Excess can be filed/sanded smooth.

BTW: That incredible customizer was Liars club president Tony DelVeccio. Great person whom left us all too soon. Thanks for what you shared with us.

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#27 Foxer

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:36 AM

I decided I needed something to finish and picked this from my unfinished .. just needed body paint I thought. The front clip broke again so I epoxied it and reinforced with fiberglass cloth.

 

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I also tried the Brembo decals I made and am very happy with these .. just inkjet printed.

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 08:18 AM

May I offer a tip I learned from an incredible customizer?

Get some 3/4 oz. Fiberglas mat (R/C Airplane fusalage skinning) and cut strips about as wide as the area your reinforcing. Soak the Fiberglas with crazy glue and apply to the inside after scuffing the bare plastic. Multiple layers makes it even stronger. Surprising how strong, and thin, the bracing can be. Excess can be filed/sanded smooth.

BTW: That incredible customizer was Liars club president Tony DelVeccio. Great person whom left us all too soon. Thanks for what you shared with us.

Same concept but you can use kleenex or toilet paper and do the same thing with the same results!!!!

 

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 08:34 AM

Kerry beat me to it.......the Kleenex/toilet paper and CA glue has been a trick of mine since back in the day when I would repair speakers that had a hole in the cone. Works great and doesn't everybody have A_ _ WIPE around? :lol:



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:12 AM

Your work so far is incredible. That dash conversion looks so good! Thai you for sharing this. Sorry about the body damage but your repair tip seems to have done the job so far. I always wanted to build an Infiniti g35 or g37 sedan in 1/24 or 1/25 scale but can't seem to find a kit. Anyways great build so far keep up the great work.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 03:59 AM

Same concept but you can use kleenex or toilet paper and do the same thing with the same results!!!!

 

 

It would seem the effort wouldn't be worth it. The whole point of reinforcement is to strengthen the joint. These joints need tension and shear reinforcement ...  sorry, but I'm a structural engineer. Like a concrete beam the concrete and metal reinforcement are analyzed individually .. concrete for compression and steel for tension. So a tissue paper/ epoxy joint would come out .. epoxy .. very good in compression ---- tissue paper ... virtually zero in tension  really 0 in compression. It's just your imagination that using tissue paper to reinforce a joint actually works .... it's the epoxy still doing it all.

 

Sorry, but this doesn't hold engineering water.

 

Thank's for the comment, though .. no offense meant. It's just Engineering 101.



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 04:33 AM

That's why you use thin fiberglas matting. Shear and tension strength, besides bonding. That left front corner has broken several times more than likely from a twist-load. I would coat the ENTIRE inside of that nose with fiberglas matting.

 

No offense, but tissue paper I never heard of, nor would I have gone through the trouble of using for strength.

 

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Tony passed more than 10 years ago (Rich correct me) but what he could do with plastic was amazing… I'm fortunate to have met the man, learned from him, and experienced his work.

 

 

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 07:37 AM

That's why you use thin fiberglas matting. Shear and tension strength, besides bonding. That left front corner has broken several times more than likely from a twist-load. I would coat the ENTIRE inside of that nose with fiberglas matting.

 

 

You're right .. I should have done this long ago .. the first time it broke! The ones that broke this time weren't reinforced, so I also added fiberglass over the last one standing!  :)  Doing the whole inside may be taking it too far and I'm worried about lights and grill fitting.