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“Alterations to your Westfield”

 

 Often born from necessity, a must have upgrade or in my case a personal dislike.

 

Whilst I have been attending the many regional meetings, some lucky members have kindly listened to me sharing a few minor blemishes with my purchased Westfield.  Nothing critical, but I notice them regularly enough to make me want to explain them away or attempt to hide. 

 

Today I would like to show you how I have resolved one of my dislikes.

 

A common area for gel coat problems on a Westfield is the join between the sides and the rear boot. (FW)   I have seen several with signs of cracking. Several members have covered this area in some way. The builder of my vehicle decided to remove a little of the body work to prevent this cracking.  Whilst I share the sentiment I am not happy with the look. 

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Mission hide!  Initially I simply covered with a square.  Today however I installed my solution.  A plastic corner angle covered in a Carbon Vinyl Wrap & finished with the same edging placed on the wheel arch protectors.  I am now very happy with the finished look.  Please do share your similar alteration stories.  Especially those that “get us out of Jail”

 

Others to follow.

 

All the best HB

 

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Very nice, she's looking great mate 👍

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Very smart.

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Very neat indeed. Perhaps one for the factory to think about ! 

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That looks like a great solution, albeit that the original sin is still hiding underneath!

 

Somewhere in my build diary is a description of how I overcame the issue (on a ZK rear end); I made a plasticine mould over the offending corners, then lined it with cling film.  I then filled the mould with gel-coat and prodded-in some fibreglass sheeting, and left it to harden.  End result; nasty corners have disappeared.  However, my gel-coat-fibre-glass action needs some work!

 

Before:

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Gloopery in place (should have made it more proud of the finished surface):

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Slightly pin-holey end result:

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