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    I have these huge ugly fuel fills that I'd like to get rid of. Question is, how do I glass the area back in so that it don't look like ass after a couple trips to the lake. I've seen a bunch of dash repairs over the years that look like hell. I'd like to reglass and either install smaller fillers or modify the tanks to not have them through the hull at all.
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    to make it disappear you gotta grind top and bottom, feather it back a good 4 to 6 inches and then lay up matt and cloth top and bottom. Old school polyester repair I have not worked with epoxy it may work better and less intrusive. You should get some good replies here quick. The above method is how I filled all the holes on my spectra and so far its still clean and you cant see any transfer of the old holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPECTRA-SANGER View Post
    to make it disappear you gotta grind top and bottom, feather it back a good 4 to 6 inches and then lay up matt and cloth top and bottom. Old school polyester repair I have not worked with epoxy it may work better and less intrusive. You should get some good replies here quick. The above method is how I filled all the holes on my spectra and so far its still clean and you cant see any transfer of the old holes.
    Yep, what he said, taper both sides. Fill underneath first with layers of matt/cloth using some sort of form with release film to hold in place while it sets, then do the same on top til at or close to finished surface. You can fill any low spots with putty before you sand. If you're going to re-gel, use polyesther not epoxy. If you are going to prime and paint, epoxy is OK.

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    Why not just replace them with newer flush fit fills?

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    Personally, I like them. They have that nostalgic hotrod look.

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