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

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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:

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Okay, what am I missing here?

Is that the Hood Scoop?

CadillacPat

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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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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. .

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

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

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Gray primer with a white guide coat

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

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

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

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

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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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Why the separate layers?

Why not do it all in one go?

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Can you hollow it out? if not, it's just a lump on a hood.

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I'm curious ... it's 3 1/2 weeks after; how's it looking?

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I'm curious ... it's 3 1/2 weeks after; how's it looking?

Now 6+ months and counting. Can we see some finished shots?

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It's still in primer and it still looks the same. :P

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Well... water it and maybe it will grow :D

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