P38 Is it the same stuff as Ext Polyfilla?

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  1. Danny DeVito

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    Anybody know ? I might try it on my side skirt to fill a hole, then should i use wall paint primer ? then spray pain t??:dk:
     
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    No it isn't the same and you shouldn't be using P38 to fill a hole. Body filler fills dents, it can't bridge a gap as it'll crack pretty quickly.
    To repair a skirt properly you need to bridge the hole, ideally with a piece of the same plastic and a suitable adhesive or plastic welding. You then need an adhesion promoter. You fill the repair with a flexible filler, plastic prime, filler prime, then a colour code. Your local paint factors will have suitable materials or google Wayside adhesives. It may well be cheaper to buy a second hand skirt.
     
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    Thats the wrong answer !!! ha ha Maybe i could squirt a little expanding foam then use the filler over it ?
     
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    What size is the hole try and insert some metal guaze with some adhesive then pull back through the hole so that it beds up against the inside of the sill (bent wire to to do this), then when set add some filler on top.
     
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    Therefore ------ P38 Is it the same stuff as Ext Polyfilla? ----- No. :doh:

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    I don't believe it. does ur head hurt after thinking that up ? I might try the wire piece in the hole.......anyway i'll look into it
     
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    Nah, expanding foam retains water, just slap a bit of concrete in there.
     
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    Wont concrete make the car a lot heavier
     
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    What size is the hole in the skirt?
     
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    that is a very personal question
     
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    More to the point i'm wondering is how did he know i wear skirts
     
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    If it looks like this, I'd leave the holes where they are :bannana:

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    But not if Danny's wearing it... :eek:
     
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    why cant i see this picture ??
     

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