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    Smoothing over bumpstrips

    As my plans have change with the astra, over the next 8 month she's gunna become a smooth sleek euro chick. My question is how do I go about smithing over the holes left by the bump strips and door handles. Thanks in advance.

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    if i was doing it myself, id stick abit of fibreglass matting on the back of the hole, wait for it all to dry, then filler from the front

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    Well I was gunna cut some sheet metal to shape n wel it in for the door handles but the fiberglass mating sounds slot easier for the bumpstrips cheers fella

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    How you gonna open the car without door handles?

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    Door poppers

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    seriously do it properly youll will be so upset when the filler and fibreglass combo falls out etc, get a bit of metal plate and bond it on the inside of the panel let it go off then any decent panelo beater should grind the edges down and give it a few taps to get the panel nnice and ready for a few very thin skims of filler do take your time and youll appreciate the end result

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    Fair play with the door poppers. And if the fibreglass filler combo is done with plenty of attention then it should last a fair few years.

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    Yea I'm gunna explor all options befor I begin I really don't want it cracking and falling out. My mate is a welder and was sayin he coil possible weld in some sheet metal but we shall see. Cheers guys

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    its not as easy as it sounds....trust me

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    Why don't you smooth the doorhandels into the door, seen it on a mk3 astra, looks ok

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