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My plan to wrap the scoop, prior to being abled to get the scoop and bonnet professionally painted, hit a snag, my wrap delivery which "apparently" was delivered by courier today is MIA :mad:....So.......

I gave the bonnet scoop some 600 grit wet and dry in prep for some primer filler tomorrow

The scoop was pretty sweet from the manufacturer with only a few small imperfections that need addressing

I'll give it a coat of primer filler tomorrow, and sand it down on Saturday or Sunday, this should get it all nice and sweet for a coat or two satin black early next week

If all goes well the scoop should be able to get fitted sometime later in the week after the top coat has cured enough for bolting down

Drilling the mounting holes in the scoop was stressful, even with new dril bits, but now the 9.5mm holes accept the 6 x 5mm wellnuts perfectly
 

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My plan to wrap the scoop, prior to being abled to get the scoop and bonnet professionally painted, hit a snag, my wrap delivery which "apparently" was delivered by courier today is MIA :mad:....So.......

I gave the bonnet scoop some 600 grit wet and dry in prep for some primer filler tomorrow

The scoop was pretty sweet from the manufacturer with only a few small imperfections that need addressing

I'll give it a coat of primer filler tomorrow, and sand it down on Saturday or Sunday, this should get it all nice and sweet for a coat or two satin black early next week

If all goes well the scoop should be able to get fitted sometime later in the week after the top coat has cured enough for bolting down

Drilling the mounting holes in the scoop was stressful, even with new dril bits, but now the 9.5mm holes accept the 6 x 5mm wellnuts perfectly
When I drill holes into a panel, especially being wary of scratching paint, is put masking tape in the area and give it a very very light tap with a centre punch, once the tape is applied....This allows the centring of the drill bit and seems to prevent scratching the paint...

So something for the memory bank :)
 
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When I drill holes into a panel, especially being wary of scratching paint, is put masking tape in the area and give it a very very light tap with a centre punch, once the tape is applied....This allows the centring of the drill bit and seems to prevent scratching the paint...

So something for the memory bank :)
Ack on the tip, I'm a metal worker by trade, well, I was 35 years ago, so I'm all over sheet metal

My issue was I was drilling a 9.5mm hole thru 3mm fibreglass, about 5mm from the edge, I've found fibreglass is a bitch to drill in anything over 5mm, and the closer to an edge you are, the more likely you are to crack it

I went thru my drill set stepping up as I went, 3-5-8-9.5, only chipped the gel coat in one little spot, and no cracks, I concider that a win
 
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Ack on the tip, I'm a metal worker by trade, well, I was 35 years ago, so I'm all over sheet metal

My issue was I was drilling a 9.5mm hole thru 3mm fibreglass, about 5mm from the edge, I've found fibreglass is a bitch to drill in anything over 5mm, and the closer to an edge you are, the more likely you are to crack it

I went thru my drill set stepping up as I went, 3-5-8-9.5, only chipped the gel coat in one little spot, and no cracks, I concider that a win
Yuk, drilling through fibreglass.....Considering you only had one little issue, a definate win...

Was unaware of your history, but thought I'd post up a tip anyways...
 

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My issue was I was drilling a 9.5mm hole thru 3mm fibreglass, about 5mm from the edge, I've found fibreglass is a bitch to drill in anything over 5mm, and the closer to an edge you are, the more likely you are to crack it
good tip for fibreglass I found is clamp it to a piece of wood and use your drilling technique you used for success
 
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