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Postby Goldenbrown » 16 Sep 2009, 14:37

I have requested front wings on many occasion but to no avail! So if anyone out there within a reasonable distance of the Lake district has a can they do not want please let me know or just the front wings would be fine?????
Ideally a hatchback please...... :D
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 17 Sep 2009, 02:18

Steel wings in any condition, as you've found out, are really hard to get hold of so why not get the fibreglass ones?
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Postby Goldenbrown » 17 Sep 2009, 08:54

:? I have always found that the fibreglass wings are a poor fit and don't seem to take paint very well.
Obviously if anybody out there knows of fibre wings that are a good fit their details would be greatfully recieved.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 17 Sep 2009, 12:28

not sure if this guy can help but mite be worth a shout:
http://www.chevettebitz.com/#

as for firbeglass ones, theres a guy on the the cog forum called retro body kits, will try and get some contact details for you
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 17 Sep 2009, 16:22

Goldenbrown wrote:I have always found that the fibreglass wings don't seem to take paint very well.

That's a pity cos i was wanting to fit them to mine :cry:
I have heard Smith and Deakin are a reputable brand by a friend so i would use their products. In fact i think he has a pair of their wings on his car or at least a front HS replica spoiler that was a good fit.
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Painting Fibreglass Wings.

Postby Shuvit-pinto » 17 Sep 2009, 20:40

Painting fibreglass is not a big problem.

You need to make sure the shiney surface is Fully abraided with nothing greater than, 400 grit wet and dry, you need to gat all the shine of them for the paint to etch in properly. Failing to do so can result in it bubbling or peeling off later.

Next you need to apply a 2 pack epoxy primer. The first coat should be a light one and left to flash off until it is tacky but not wet, so it does not leave paint on your fingers.

While it is still sticky you apply another proper thicker coat and again leave until tacky as before. It really does not take long for this to happen if the epoxy is mixed properly.

While it is still tacky you will need to apply a light coat of the top coat of the colour you are going to use. This is to enable it to meld into the tacky epoxy base coat and act as a key for the later coats of top coat.

It is best to have 2 spray guns as you will not have time to clean a single gun out before the epoxy goes off to much.

Leave the wings to fully cure for a few days and then lightly rub down with 800 grit wet and dry and wipe down with prepaint cleaner and then tack cloth it just before applying the required amount of the top coat to get the required finish. Epoxy goes of realy hard when fully cured and will be difficult to sand properly with good results so getting this colour coat on at this stage is essential

Its that Simple :lol: Or get me to do it :wink:

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Postby TJM » 17 Sep 2009, 20:54

Hello

I have 2 pattern NOS front steel wings (NS & OS) £150 a pair plus P&P.

One is in good condition and one has some ripples around arch where somebody had rolled the arches for bigger wheels. Light skim of filler will sort.

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