[ROVERNET - UK] Bonnet repair

Paul Smith vmitps at netspace.net.au
Sun Aug 27 08:08:17 BST 2006

You can shrink aluminium.
However most panelbeaters don't know how...
I can put the technique up if desired.


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From: "birdie" <birdies at ix.netcom.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 7:48 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Bonnet repair

> Anyone have any tips on bonnet repair.
> My original was rather mucked up at a body repair shop as they used ALOT
> of bondo on the nose....
> So, I found a used one...has a knuckle sized ding in the nose, but is
> also popped up abit on one side of the nose 'round where the "line"
> comes down the bonnet to the nose....in otherwords, from dead center -
> over about 6". Instead of being inset below that line, it's popped up
> and it looks like the whole front passenger side is tweaked just a
> little.....
> I could take pictures.
> But, in terms of....technique....I know they can't hammer around the
> nose area as it is rolled.  Can they put nails in and pull? I don't
> think it can be heated...
> Any ace body shop people in Southern California I could take it too?
> It's not bad...but...I think it is going to be pretty tricky.
> Cheers
> Kathleen
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