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Old 11-28-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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What's the best way to blend in a body kit to the metal panels on a car and not have it start to crack two years down the line?
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You are kidding right...


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Old 11-28-2011, 12:51 AM   #3
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Nope. My wife wants her new body kit to look like the ones in te magazines she picks up. I fairly good with body work but not sure what it takes to go from fiberglass to metal. Im pretty sure it's going to be a pain and not worth it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:12 AM   #4
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I don't think the OP is a troll but I'm sad to say there is no way to eliminate that joint on a permanent basis. Getting two years out of it would be doing well. Spend some time fitting the parts to minimize gaps, paint all parts separately and then carefully assemble. That's the best you are going to do. Don't try to bondo in the joint. It will just disappoint you when your fresh paint job cracks at the joint.
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This belongs in the "general" section, and "body kit" stuff is more of a CR.net thing
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I think what you mean is molding the bodykit to the car. Don't bother. Unless the car lives in a climate controlled garage all of its life and never gets driven, it will NEVER hold up. ALL molded jobs eventually crack and seperate. You wife is a ricer.
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I love the wife excuses. Its like the 16 year old on cr who tried to use his mom as an excuse for "Stainless steel engine dress-up kit".
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Hey guys, my buddy is wants to know of good, romantic truck stops with private showers. I'm 6', swimmer build, and like to party.
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Hey guys, my buddy is wants to know of good, romantic truck stops with private showers. I'm 6', swimmer build, and like to party.
Power bottom?
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Him or me?
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I'm exercising veto power on this one, bitches. This is relevant to my interests because I have to blend Autokonexion 30mm rear quarters without making it look like ***.

Cease with the e-thuggery and make with the legitimate bodywork advice before I figuratively ban someone.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:10 PM   #13
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I think I would be a power top.
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I'm exercising veto power on this one, bitches. This is relevant to my interests because I have to blend Autokonexion 30mm rear quarters without making it look like ***.

Cease with the e-thuggery and make with the legitimate bodywork advice before I figuratively ban someone.
No mud-dump trucker pigs in the main forums. GTFO of here and back to the vendor section where we put drains in the floor. You're a good bottom, I'll give you that, but we're not trying to take you home to our dad's.
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I think I would be a power top.
It takes a well-seasoned bottom to become a power-top.
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+2 funny thread.
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Joshy is a well experienced specimen Key West baby!!
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So, Ricky, I trust that we've answered your question satisfactorily?
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Your best bet is to really take your time fitting the kit. You'll spend several hours sanding and lining everything up. Once you get a minimal gap the whole way around, then it's time to mount up...it'll make all the difference visually. No matter what fill product you use, it WILL eventually crack and seperate, it comes from expansion and contraction between the different materials and paint can't cope with the dfference between the two materials. Seriously, just spend time on the fitment.
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Willing laying sheets of glass on top of the metal & FB last long? That's just about my idea of attacking this ordeal. I'll be honest though, I definitely, 100% would never mold the front bumper because that thing comes off and on VERY often later on in your car's life.

Here's a link for reference of what some people use (google's your best friend, dont forget that )

http://www.kustomkulturelounge.com/f...php/t-708.html
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