How to fill your decklid/spoiler holes
This question comes up nearly every week so I figured id write this up so I dont have to keep retyping it or going back and finding old posts to copy/paste.
Things youll need:
Die grinder w/ 36 grit rol-loc discs
80 grit paper
180 grit paper
filler...its up to you but I prefer rage, rage extreme, or z grip
putter..its up to you but I prefer the evercoat stuff
kitty hair...up to you but I usually use the evercoat stuff
HARD sanding block be it hard plastic or a durablock type. not a flimsy foam junk thing thats 1/8" thick and bends like a straw
Take your decklid and using the die grinder w/ 36 grit grind out the holes in the decklid you want them to be about an inch or in diameter and look like little bowls in the decked rather than holes.
Take the da with 80 grit and sand out about a 3-4" radius all around the holes. So 6-8" diameter.
After that lay down the kitty hair, it dont have to look pretty just slap it on there real good to fill in the little "bowls" you made for the most part, Spread it out nearly all the way to the edge of where you sanded with the DA. Let it dry up REALLLLY well if you sand the kitty hair too soon it will peel back. You want it to be rock hard.
Knock down the kitty hair down with the da and 80 grit. until its pretty straight. Once sanded it shouldnt be too far out from your holes and the holes should be pretty well filled. Itll be a bit wavy bc you used a da to knock it down but thats no big deal, this is just used to get the general shape and fill the holes to where it wont crack out such as if you just slapped some filler in them
Next spread your filler out as smooth/nice as you can get it. This takes practice...if you want it to be a bit easier to spread mix a slight amount of putty with the filler. Let it dry and block it with the 80 grit and hard block until its straight.
Spread your putty, let it dry, block it 180 until its straight, block it with 320 and youre ready for primer.
If you spray wax and grease remover on the decklid then look at it long ways you can tell if the decklid is straight or not/how it will look once painted.
Last edited by ajm; May 3rd, 2010 at 12:31 AM.
Reason: fixed the typos