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Re: [Mgs] Bonnet Gauge. Revisited.

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Bonnet Gauge. Revisited.
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 13:46:52 -0700
I would say they main reason a filler patch won't adhere in the long term is
that the skin of the bonnet resonates like a drumhead when underway. Over
time it is the equivalent of banging your fist against the back of the panel
-- eventually it will pop off.

Maybe if you tried red lead (old time approach).

A bodyman I know recommends a product called Long & Strong as being tougher
than normal plastic filler. But what is needed in this case is more


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 6/11/08 1:37 PM, at wrote:

> Greetings again-0-list.
> three things.
> 1. I'm glad to have helped produce more laughter in the world with my spelling
> apology. :-)
> 2. Apparently no one knows the gauge of the bonnet aluminum.
> 3. Concensus seems to be the Aluminum bonnet can't be fixed.
> my chosen brand of body filler (USC auto body Icing ) doesn't say it works on
> aluminum, though the people at the auto body supply shop said is would,
> F.W.I.W). filler package also says not to
> apply more than 1/8"  Thick.
> the dinner plate sized piece of filler flaking off my hood is about a1/4"
> thick.
> I'll test your cynical ideas about the repairability of the aluminum bonnet,
> and post my results.
> Eric.
> So many cars, so little parking.
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