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Using Slide Hammer on a rear wheel arch?

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I like this system, be so easy, if you have the required gear of course........have an appointment with the insurers authorised smash repairer (one of them) so will see.

 

 

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I'll make do with this...

 

And pick up an angle grinder, panel hammer and cheese file.

 

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18 hours ago, Muon N' said:

I'll make do with this...

 

And pick up an angle grinder, panel hammer and cheese file.

 

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No luck with the truck owner?

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@Martykt Insurance assessor looked at my car today, will ring me with the figure next week.

 

Instead of using the screw pull, I'll use a bolt washer n nut, that way I can use wider washers behind the wheel arch, and screw pull the rest unless i get motivated to strip out the inside plastic panel to push it out.. Got the arch out about 3 or 4cm with the hook.

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Had a play today, still need to lightly pull a couple of low spots and work the edge of the arch a bit more, then tap and file the high spots after that.

Will use a fiber glass body filler.

 

I did try and remove the main inner panel but half way through it I decided it wasn't worth the trouble.

 

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On 24/06/2019 at 6:10 AM, Muon N' said:

I suppose that leaves the ball in his court, he also needs the truck repaired, apparently the damage was not little to it also.

 

I really want to avoid being without transport for a time, as I have a foot that doesn't like walking too much.....strange for a foot, I know xD

 

Yeah.............that gout is a killer!

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Dodgy old skin graft actually.

 

Got the fibre glass on and maybe a little excessive, but that just means more sanding n shaping.

 

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And after taking off that remainder of paint here an there...

 

Fibre glass goes on, not looking forward to sanding that.

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No fancy qualified work here :blush:

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2 hours ago, Muon N' said:

No fancy qualified work here :blush:

Looks like you're doing a pretty decent job with the limited experience and lack of professional tools. :thumb:

 

The fibreglass is a curious choice ??

I would have thought metal or body filler would be the way to go?

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23 hours ago, Martykt said:

Looks like you're doing a pretty decent job with the limited experience and lack of professional tools. :thumb:

 

The fibreglass is a curious choice ??

I would have thought metal or body filler would be the way to go?

It doesn't absorb moisture like normal body filler, with normal filler this aspect can promote rust of the panel.

 

Or so I understand it.

I didn't even have metal filler in the short list, not sure why.

 

Edit: Although you can't go too thick with the fibre glass, but any remaining low spots that can be done with normal filler over the glass, or if really  small............spot filler.

 

Yeah, will do well enough, and the final prep will dictate how well the end result turns out :thumb:

Edited by Muon N'

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Was on the home stretch but was sick of the dust and body work is not something I like doing or am good at, and as I'm not bothered with colour (too dodgy using aerosol cans and my paint also has a pearl components so hard to match....wetting out could be done with a proper spray gun but not these bloody cans).

 

I can live with it like this :)

 

I did also repair the front guard on the other side that had a big dent since I purchased it, have a can of Mitsubishi NF base and a can of clear to try on there as it is a smaller area and easier. Scratched the bumper up a little by accident but can polish that out easy enough.

 

I might revisit and finish, but meh......prefer to work on my CD player.

 

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Be careful about leaving it in primer. I've heard primer is not waterproof.

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11 hours ago, GregWormald said:

Be careful about leaving it in primer. I've heard primer is not waterproof.

I thought it was.

 

I'll double check :thumb:.

 

Edit: I'll put a couple of light coats of clear over it to seal it.

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Got the guard on the other side coloured......Not proud of the job, way below what I used to do when younger, but I'm old and tired, and seem to be more prone to the thought "stuff it, that will do" :(

 

I'll have a look after I buff it in a day or so. I never want to paint with aerosol cans again, stupid things splatter even after 3 minutes of shaking the can, and I can't tell how wet or dry it is when spraying due to such a low pressure, where with a proper gun I find it easy and helps that I'm mixing the paint and thinners the way I like to :)

 

Never sprayed a metallic or anything where clear is used before, at least It's all blue on that side now.

 

 

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Edited by Muon N'
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On 05/08/2019 at 9:25 PM, GregWormald said:

Be careful about leaving it in primer. I've heard primer is not waterproof.

Thanks for that post, Greg :)

 

I worked painting at GMH for a while (high pressure with a nice big fan :D ) and as a laborer in beaters on the paint side when younger, so only just above novice really.

 

I put 4 light coats of clear over the undercoat to seal it :thumb:

 

Might finish the side area down the track a bit.

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Spray cans make running easy!

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