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 Post subject: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:33 pm 
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In january I got a fibreglass Boss bonnet for my BF xr6 cost me a butt load to get painted and finally on and 4weeks later the paint was cracking and bubbling and the paint rep said it is release agents in the fibreglass trying to escape.... is this true? Whaddya reckon?? its a sexy bonnet and looks hot as but the pain it just effed right up

 

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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:20 pm 
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post some pics,
the release agent shouldnt be a problem
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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:30 pm 
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The fella that painted it for me got his paint rep in and had a look at it and u can see the small bubbles in the fibreglass it just seems ridiculous that I bought this bonnet which was supposed to be ready to rumble and now its ruined. He is gunna bake it and stuff and repaint it for half price but can't promise it won't happen again.. I am using my phone to do this at the moment I will be online on my computer tomoro arvo I can defo put up some pics of it for you to check out.

 

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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:31 pm 
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I don't think release agent should be an issue. I have a full fibreglass race kit on my race bike with the bottom fairing touching the exhaust and none of my paints have bubbled...and I just paint with a spray can.

Also if there still is residual release agent that caused the issue, then obviously the person who painted it didn't give the surface a good clean before painting.

 

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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:32 pm 
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Which bonnet are you running? Is it the Kurnell Kustoms one?

 

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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:34 pm 
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Hmm he wud wanna have given it a good clean it cost me 950 bucks for a friggin paint job just to basically fall of the bonnet lol not cool. He is doing it again next week for me hopefully it doesn't happen again but if it does I am just puttin my stock bonnet back on =( waste of 1450 bucks

 

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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:37 pm 
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I got it from OzCarparts in Smithfield Sydney for $650 they were listing them on ebay I went and had a look and bought it

 

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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:42 pm 
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had a similar issue with glass on a boat, depends if the bonnet was FRESH made out of a mould or not, the paint rep may be talking s**t to try and get out of supplying the paint to the shop to redo it.

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Any decent paint shop hould know the ins and outs of painting stuff like glass, push your case, if they keep refusing to budge, it may be worth a call to fairtrading for more weight behind your claim. But do some research too and see if there is much truth behind the reps claims.

 

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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:03 pm 
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I have tried to contact the guys that sold it to me n they don't reply to my emails n they don't reckon its their poor quality fibreglass or anything but the painter is a decent guy who my brother hooked me up with who is a proper nrma smash repairer fella so I dunno anymore... I am tryin to sell the xr6 n get an xr8 or GT anyways lol so I dunno whether to make a big deal with the bonnet or scrap it, put the original back on n sell up

 

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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 2:07 pm 
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i have sent the bonnet back today to get redone but i am thinkin bout not going thru wit it now bcz it cud just happen again... im gunna put the fibreglass one back on and sell my stock steely and buy a steel boss and get it redone but not at the same place. do ya reckon thats a good idea?
anyone know anyone that wants a ba/bf xr6 bonnet colour Vixen?? need to sell asap as i have barely enough funds to buy a new steel boss bonnet lol

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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 2:43 pm 
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i would sell the fibreglass bonnet, put the original one on and wait untill you get a steel boss bonnet...
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 Post subject: Re: bubbled paint and cracking in my fibreglass BOSS Bonnet
Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 7:27 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
i would sell the fibreglass bonnet, put the original one on and wait untill you get a steel boss bonnet...


im gunna take ur advice and leave the boss off and sell it and then just buy a steel boss =) I love the boss bonnets they look mean and beefy and I got the chrome grille which looks sexy so yeh

 

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