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Old 03-14-2018, 06:56 AM   #3581
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+1 for polished and shiny like your deck fill, this would make a nice accent.

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+1 for polished and shiny like your deck fill, this would make a nice accent.

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This afternoon I finished making the mounting plates for the diesel filler neck and water filler neck. Iím tossing up about giving it a grained finish or a polished finish like the filler necks. Whatís your thoughts?... After that I jumped on the sander and put in a hour making dust and making the bow smooth then patched a couple of imperfections then I went all ĎMacgyverí and moved my genset to act as an anchoring point and tied off ropes to it for the tarps and then piled a heap of old truck batteries and did the same to hold down the tarps further down then it was time to go. Back in to it tomorrow.
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No primer sanding today. Instead I P120 sanded the mounting plates with my belt sander and fitted the filler necks to them then fitted the whole assembly to their final locations. I was going to leave these off until after I had finished painting but I made them so tight the edges were marking the primer and I didnít want that happening to the top coats so i installed them. Iíll just have to spend the time taping them up but Iíd rather that then have to deal with chipped and scratched paint work. Thanks everyone for your advice with the stainless finish. I decided to go with some recommendations for semi maintenance free finish. Iím happy with the end result so cheers boys

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No primer sanding today. Instead I P120 sanded the mounting plates with my belt sander and fitted the filler necks to them then fitted the whole assembly to their final locations. I was going to leave these off until after I had finished painting but I made them so tight the edges were marking the primer and I didnít want that happening to the top coats so i installed them. Iíll just have to spend the time taping them up but Iíd rather that then have to deal with chipped and scratched paint work. Thanks everyone for your advice with the stainless finish. I decided to go with some recommendations for semi maintenance free finish. Iím happy with the end result so cheers boys
That's called a "shoe horn" fit! - LOL Really close tolerance... like all your other doings on SOLSTICE!

Long, sharp, fine tooth, flat metal file could maybe work so that width is reduced enough to slip in after finish panting. Once shortened enough painters tape, or even plastic from a baggie might insure no edge abrasion to finish paint. Seems to me, in my mind's eye, in the long run of use for years, that it might be good to have the finish paint underneath the filler neck mounting plates. Don't know what will happen as the mounting plates expand and contract in blazing sun conditions. Might even be good to have the plates filed short enough to make up for heat expansion conditions.

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Mr. H. Mr. A has some good points regarding the "shoe horn fit" (also known as a Honeymoon fit although I have no idea why...). Might be best to heed his advice and shave a bit off the SS plate. If you ever have to remove them for whatever reason, you may appreciate a bit of clearance.
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That's called a "shoe horn" fit! - LOL Really close tolerance... like all your other doings on SOLSTICE!

Long, sharp, fine tooth, flat metal file could maybe work so that width is reduced enough to slip in after finish panting. Once shortened enough painters tape, or even plastic from a baggie might insure no edge abrasion to finish paint. Seems to me, in my mind's eye, in the long run of use for years, that it might be good to have the finish paint underneath the filler neck mounting plates. Don't know what will happen as the mounting plates expand and contract in blazing sun conditions. Might even be good to have the plates filed short enough to make up for heat expansion conditions.

Just a thought!

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Hey mate.
Hard to explain on here having to type it. In its final resting place the mounting plate has around 2mm clearance. Getting it in to its location is tight because I didnít make the angled rebate perfectly square so if I trimmed more off it would have too much clearance. Re the paint, it has Epoxy high build primer coating over epoxy resin so should be good. Thanks for your suggestions tho brother.
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Greetings,
Mr. H. Mr. A has some good points regarding the "shoe horn fit" (also known as a Honeymoon fit although I have no idea why...). Might be best to heed his advice and shave a bit off the SS plate. If you ever have to remove them for whatever reason, you may appreciate a bit of clearance.


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Greetings,
Mr. H. Mr. A has some good points regarding the "shoe horn fit" (also known as a Honeymoon fit although I have no idea why...). Might be best to heed his advice and shave a bit off the SS plate. If you ever have to remove them for whatever reason, you may appreciate a bit of clearance.
Matt - RT has good point there!

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Hey mate.
Hard to explain on here having to type it. In its final resting place the mounting plate has around 2mm clearance. Getting it in to its location is tight because I didnít make the angled rebate perfectly square so if I trimmed more off it would have too much clearance. Re the paint, it has Epoxy high build primer coating over epoxy resin so should be good. Thanks for your suggestions tho brother.
Understood... however, what RT mentions may become important in the future. It's now or never mate! Just a tiny bit shaved off may save touch-up paint need some time down the line. This is just a guestimate... but I could see you owning Solstice for many, many years. Decades are not too hard to accumulate.
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Smashed out the meterage on the sander this afternoon. Been a really productive week. Lots done with still lots to do but on track so far
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Smashed out the meterage on the sander this afternoon. Been a really productive week. Lots done with still lots to do but on track so far

She's smiling! I believe those sanding swirl marks tickle her!

Now that you know your gal is ticklish... o' what fun you'll have - for years! - LOL

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Now that you know your gal is ticklish... o' what fun you'll have - for years! - LOL



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