Post by universalexports on Jul 30, 2012 23:05:44 GMT -5
wow, donno, maybe spay the broken areas with the liquid expandable foam insulation, let it swell up then sand down smooth, then a thin layer of fiberglass resin, then sand and paint??? you could spray a small area at a time let it expand, then spray little more, and repeat.
I think I like Universals Idea as well.... you need support inside the wing for whatever you want to fix the skin with. And I agree with Jeajsa. IF you use the foam, you better hold the two faces else it will swell.
Another thought would be to split them in half (if possible) or make an acess hole where the wing is not exposed and epoxy a backing material behind each hole like aluminum flashing or thin plastic. There are some really good epoxies out there... Then you can use body filler, I would add a flex agent to it. Sand , Prime, Paint.
Frankly you are loooking at ALOT of work. Those look like 25X6's? I make and sell that size for $220 out of aluminum... just throwing it out there
Best of luck with it. Certainly will be interesting to see how they come out.
Last Edit: Jul 31, 2012 6:38:20 GMT -5 by tylerbes
Post by michellettm on Jul 31, 2012 10:16:54 GMT -5
Thanks everyone.. I like the idea of the door spray.. rather than the puff stuff.. I thought about how much that stuff really expands.. I will get started and post pics before and after with technique.. in case anyone else finds these at a garage sale..
Be careful. Plastic that old is very very brittle, it would be easy to crumble the whole thing. TBH, dunno how the rest of the plastic will last even after you fix those parts.. Like the red trim around my windows that covers the screws, just touch it and it shatters.