Project EXI

The building of a Marlin 5EXi kit car, using a Seat Leon 1.8T 20v Donor
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Mon Aug 22 10:35:18 BST 2011

Gel coated wheel arches

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Add some Gel to the wheel arches, it went off really quick so was able to sand down shortly after, use 80 grit to start with to remove deep paint scores. Then upto 180 grit, then 400 then 1200. Had to apply another coat of gel as it went very then in places. Sanded down again. But think a third coat is needed.
Will aplly a third coatd, and sand down one final time, (i hope) before applying t-cut to get a nice polish surface
The first sand down, is hard work, so much so my fingertips were bleeding by the time I finished :(
The end result should be worth it, the gel coat is not a perfect colout match, but will do for the time being until I get onto a full spary painted finish


Posted by Steve | Permanent link | File under: bodywork