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    Flushing petrol cap?

    Right, today i got abit bored so found out an old mk4 Petrol cap and have decided to smooth the erm...... handle thing off. so ive got the bulk of it off and it leaves a hole. Anyone recomend what to do next or a quick how to? thanks in advance

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    isopon filler

    P38 & P40

    sand then paint

    done

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    thanks, sorry if i sound thick but what is the difference between p38 and 40

    thanks again

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    P40 is the glass fibre one - ie for serious bridging and forming etc

    P38 is the easy sand stuff - ie final stage of filler before final prep and paint

    if its a massive space then P40 first then P38 but u may be able to get away with just P38 although Id imagine you need some form of bridging compound to cover the hole

    Youd probs be better with some glass fibre matting then laying some P38 over the top once the GRP has set etc - probs ur best bet - Halfords/B&Q/Local motor factors etc and the likes do these in various size kits.

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    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165625

    its not a huge gap, and to be honest i dont want to be chucking money at a fuel cap lol! i'll give it a go, looks like its halfrauds for me tomorrow ]
    thanks for the help

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    P40 it first and make sure you go past the hole at the back to give it strength then normal fillar on top of that (Thats how mine was done)
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    how will it be opened after?, using your nails?.

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    Yes lol
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    lol, i just had a practise at the station, and it is quite difficult when your fingers are turning blue because of the cold and snow haha.

    but thanks i will be giving it a go tomorrow

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    take the black seal off too, makes it easier to paint and looks better use your fingers or a peice of plastic, i found the inside of a interior blower vent works well as its slightly tappered.

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