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19-Dec-07 Finishing Behind the Seats Part 4

More texture



ImageThe piece was difficult to work on without it flexing too much, so I clamped it to a board.
ImageThe piece follows the curves of the interior perfectly, for a gap-free fit. The cardboard backing was coated with resin over to seal it up and smooth it out.
ImageAfter the top and bottom edges were sanded smooth and straight, a thick coating of fiberglass resin was applied to the edge to seal it.
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The piece was now ready to be painted with black texture paint to match the leather, just as I did throughout the rest of the interior and trunk.

Strips of windshield adhesive where used to hold the new panel in place. I was never thrilled about how the temporary pieces I made before SEMA fit along the headliner, so doing it this way assures me that they'll fit like a glove – and they do. The rounded lower corners will slip up under the new piece I just added.
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