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First bucket
« on: Jun 08, 2019, 01:53 PM »
Been slowly working on this here and there. It's a Demon Dog Studios Mk1. Tried to finish up my visor sanding and filing before the rains started ........again.










Got one spot that tore when I was reshaping one side that curved inward too much


I'll be touching that up with bondo later. Think I should get a fiberglass patch on the inside of that area ? Or is the damage too small to bother with fiberglass ?

Thanks for looking!

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #1 on: Jun 11, 2019, 09:24 PM »
Even small cracks need a backing for the bondo to adhere to. Otherwise it'll just crack out over time.

You can either fiberglass a small patch behind it or back it with a wire mesh or even sintra glued in place.

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2019, 12:01 PM »
You definitely want to reinforce that crack with fiberglass or a plastic shim.  Not just because a bondo repair could crack in the future but because the crack could spread further, and reinforcing it now will prevent that.

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #3 on: Jun 12, 2019, 06:27 PM »
Thank you both for the advice! I'll grab a patch kit for this weekend.

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2019, 10:39 PM »
I'd agree with some sort of reinforcement.  Also, some leave the piece between the mandibles in for extra stability.

Looking good.

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #5 on: Jun 16, 2019, 01:04 PM »




Getting there

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #6 on: Sep 13, 2019, 06:56 PM »
Progress has been pretty slow, lot of out of town work lately.  Did run into one thing I need advice on. My ear caps don't have the same angle as the bucket edge. Both are from Demon Dog Studios.



I posted on the Mando FB group and just looking for additional input before moving forward.  One suggestion was layer sintra strips to match it up. Another was not to worry about it at all. Last was cut the ear cap above the bottom detailing, file/sand the angle proper and reattach.

Any other suggestions? Anyone else run into this before?

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #7 on: Sep 13, 2019, 11:09 PM »
I haven't run into it before but if the helmet and ears are from the same place, I'd ask them if that was intentional. If not, maybe they'll send out a new set. Cutting off the bottom of the ear would make it sit too low and it'd look really weird. I'm having a hard time visualizing the sintra strip idea.

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #8 on: Sep 14, 2019, 04:28 AM »
Looks like there’s room to move the caps up a touch. The angles don’t have to match up. You can also use bondo or something to fill gaps above if the moving up makes a gap, and as long as it doesn’t make your lid look funny.

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #9 on: Sep 14, 2019, 08:41 AM »
Ok so alignment on bottom isn't too big of a deal then?  How's this look?





Thanks for the help ;)

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #10 on: Sep 14, 2019, 10:39 PM »
I think placement looks ok.  If it were me (massive OCD) i would take some Bondo or filler putty and even it out at the bottom so they line up, and then sand it to get the same angle.

But, I have days where I have to straighten other people's wall hangings in my office at work, so.....
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Re: First bucket
« Reply #11 on: Sep 15, 2019, 08:48 PM »
Placement looks fine to me, i would make sure they’re the same distance from the front edge of the ear bed area before gluing though. That way they’re fairly even and you can achieve the same angle on both to have them symmetrical.

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