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hardknocks 
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Posted: March 03, 2006 at 1:34 PM / IP Logged  
car guy i see what u are trying to do yes u can use the existing I would remove the lid from the car then remove the carpet and cover lid with plastic and replace carpet and lay  on the resin fiberglass mesh is a good idea it will help strenghten it and give u an area that needs less sanding. after the resin has harden, all sanding and bondo is finished remove the plastic from the lid and replace ur newly glassed lid  cover .
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a picture would definately help....unless it is somehow sucured into your car all the way around...fiberglassing inside the car or out side wont make a difference...

Is this like a cargo cover or something? does it flip up? or like i said is it secured down all the way around somehow?

i would just take it out of the car and do it...cause i am sure you would be p****ed to spill resin in your Beemer..

it will only warp badly if you try to do too much resin at once...use a roller if you can to squeeze out any excess resin...the endothermic reaction is what causes it to warp..some section cure faster then others and then it warps...

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thanks
hes comin tom and were gonna take some pics of everything so once i get them ill post it up maybe with an example i do in photoshop or shomethng
thanks again
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Fiberglassing Trunk Lid - Page 2 -- posted image.
the gray carpeted piece is what im talking about and im going to remove the tool kit.
this is not actually his trunk found the pic but its very similar
hope this helps
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That's what I thought you were talking about and I'd still say cover it in tape and foil and make a mold of it that you can easily remove from it.  With your idea you only get one try before you f*ck it up.  I'm not saying you will but I wouldn't take the chance in my old beater accord, so why take the chance in a BMW.  Make a mold sand the outside of that and find a way to attach it to what you got.  I'd bet money you'd end up alot happier and so will the guy who ( if ever ) in the future decides to buy the car and doesnt like what you did.

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oh that is the piece your talking about....go to http://www.hzemall.com/our_gallery/installs_demo_cars/Sony_folder/srt-4/cover.htm and check out the bright blue SRT4...it is in the projects section..then clik trunck lid...you will get an idea of where to go from there... the above like should lead right to it...
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carguy411 
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thank you every one for your help
just a few omre questions
to fill some holes and the dip caused by the tool kit should i just fill it all up with bodyfiller
is that ok it seems thats what that guy did..
also can i use regular bondo or better off with the rage gold stuff?
and what grits in what order shouold i use when sanding
thanks again
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ohh the other thing is can i make a mold of the lid while it is off of the trunk
i know we went over this if i was fiberglassing the trunk lid itself but does the same thing apply if im making a mold of it.
can i do it off the car.it wont wtist or warp any will it
thanks
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just dont poor buckets of resin over it and yes it will be perfectly fine out of the car
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ok kool ill do a few light layers..
also should i get chopp mat or should i get the full mat thats one sheet?
and for the finnal layer should i use that speaker grill mesh to smooth it out?
and whats better rage gold or just plain bondo??
thank you for all the help
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