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Making a tear drop hood scoop with Squadron's white putty


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#1 plowboy

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:57 PM

This will be a step by step process of how to make a tear drop hood scoop using Squadron White Putty. What? That stuff shrinks and cracks! :rolleyes: Actually, I'm just doing this to prove that Squadron white putty does not shrink and crack like a lot of people think. I'll do the photos in as close to real time as possible. When it's done (tomorrow night possibly), I'll spray it with gloss black. Here's the first photos.

 

First, I drew the rough shape that I wanted on the hood.

 

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Tools of the trade

 

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You can see just how thick it is.

 

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Check back in thirty or forty five minutes and we'll see how much it has shrank and cracked. :lol:

 



#2 CadillacPat

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

Okay, what am I missing here?

Is that the Hood Scoop?

 

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:20 PM

Cool, I can't wait to see how this turns out. I've got a 55' Chevy with a subwoofer box made out of squadron white putty that still hasn't cracked after 4 years.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:28 PM

Rodger, I think you need a thicker layer of putty to prove that it does not shrink. The thicker it is the more it will shrink. .



#5 plowboy

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

Here it is forty five minutes later. Looks no different. No cracks and no noticeable shrinkage.

 

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Here it is as of now.

 

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:35 PM

Rodger, I think you need a thicker layer of putty to prove that it does not shrink. The thicker it is the more it will shrink. .

 

Thick enough now?



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

We will see tomorrow . I have had it shrink with a layer thinner than your first layer . It might have been the primer I used or I had some old Putty.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

After some sanding. Still need to build the rear of it thicker.

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:24 AM

This is what it looks like this morning. I added another thick layer to the rear of it before calling it a night. Still no cracks and still no shrinking. I'll sand, touch up, sand again and spray on a light coat of primer.

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:55 AM

After sanding, touch up and more sanding. Primer shortly.

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:31 AM

Gray primer with a white guide coat

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:00 AM

Call me lazy, but wouldn't a plastic spoon be easier?  They work great for modifieds.


Edited by wisdonm, 13 May 2013 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

I use Milliput SuperFine White Putty and you can make applications thick as a golf ball without shrinkage or cracking.

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

Rodger you are making a cool teardrop . Nice work. I hope you prove Harry and I wrong abut the shrinkage of the putty . 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:27 AM

Rodger you are making a cool teardrop . Nice work. I hope you prove Harry and I wrong abut the shrinkage of the putty . 

So do I , But    give it a couple of hours in the dehydrator.....It will shrink in time.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:36 AM

I think I would have tried some plastic instead of all putty.  But, to each their own.  I've been using Squadron white & green putties for years with no ill effects.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:57 AM

It must be the humidity in the areas. I've used the green putty with no effects either.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:01 AM

Roger that looks great. How are you going to do the opening in the back of the hood?



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 04:58 AM

Roger that looks great. How are you going to do the opening in the back of the hood?

 

Thanx Rob. I'm not going to open up the back of it. I'm just going to leave it as it is. I was going to paint it gloss black,but since it turned out nice, I'm going to use it on my next '49 Ford project.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:08 AM

Why the separate layers?

Why not do it all in one go?