Canopy disaster! :(

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    Canopy disaster! :(

    Post  AdriaN on Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:11 am

    I removed the masking tape from my canopy and voila! i have a few scratches, bumpy lines, thick paint on some parts and a horrible front canopy due to cutting on the canopy during masking session. What can i do to restore it? dip it in Klear?


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    Re: Canopy disaster! :(

    Post  skyhigh on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:14 am

    No Adrian try car polish..

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    Re: Canopy disaster! :(

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:31 am

    I agree with Marco, try car polish, and if this fails try to dip in future. Be gentle when polishing cause you might get stress cracks in the clear plastic, and you might need to respray. Even if you go for the future option you have to try to smoothen up any edges and scratches.

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    Post  matilda on Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:58 am

    even if do not work eny of those metods, maybe can be vacumed,im sure guys from the club can help on this one?

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    Re: Canopy disaster! :(

    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:30 am

    Yes Stevan shure we can help with the vacum canopies, At the club now we ow the vacum box procees, Donated by the Son of our late, unforgettable member of SSM Ray Borg may he R.I.P..

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    Post  AdriaN on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:29 pm

    I was thinking of vacform BUT if you vacform over a scratched and bumpy canopy wont the vanform mold pick up the imperfections aswell?? Neutral

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:16 pm

    No you have to sand it smooth first.. cheers

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    Re: Canopy disaster! :(

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:21 pm

    Adrian, i sense a lot of panic. Fear not, if the worst comes to the worst all you will need to do is respray the framing. use sanding and polishing sticks to remove any blemishes, scratches and bumps in the canopy. Polish it till it is the clearest you can get it. If you do not have polishing sticks use car polish as Marco told you but support wherever you are polishing to avoid breakage. When you are satisfied, dip it in future and let is stay for a couple of days then touch up the framing. If you have a problem still give it to me and i will try to fix it for you.

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    Re: Canopy disaster! :(

    Post  AdriaN on Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:16 pm

    By the way nies, i manged to restore the canopy! Smile
    Soon coming up in Panther build...

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    Re: Canopy disaster! :(

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:08 am

    Good news Adrian, well done.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:44 am

    Good for u ....well done Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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    Re: Canopy disaster! :(

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:09 pm

    Result is in the Panther build

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