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    Smoothed boot lid

    Hi everyone I've recently become the owner of a spare boot lid ((courtesy of Neil- Oldno7) cheers again for your help mate) and was wondering what the best way to go about getting it completely smoothed was.
    do I take it to a garage and ask them to smooth it...
    do I get a mate of mine to weld metal plates into the badge recess and handle hole, then go over it myself with filler then take that to the sprayers and get it sprayed up???
    What is the best way??? Pretty new to this type of mod, cheers guys any help would be much appreciated Dan


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    Re: Smoothed boot lid

    personally id do it yourself, theres nothing more satisfactory than looking at the finished product knowing youve poured blood sweat n tears into it! trust me!

    if you cant weld, learn... lol or if not get ure mate to plate up recesses and skim it yourself, but be patient with it, it takes time to get it completely smooth. then some sealant or primer then much flatting... then colour! simples! befor you know it your whole car will be smooth ;-)

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    personally id do it yourself, theres nothing more satisfactory than looking at the finished product knowing youve poured blood sweat n tears into it! trust me!

    if you cant weld, learn... lol or if not get ure mate to plate up recesses and skim it yourself, but be patient with it, it takes time to get it completely smooth. then some sealant or primer then much flatting... then colour! simples! befor you know it your whole car will be smooth ;-)

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    just be careful as I have seen a lot done that have sunk where they have been smoothed, you will also need a solenoid popping kit.

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    Would it be better to weld a piece into the holes first then? So that the filler has less to fill??

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    Re: Smoothed boot lid

    Yes get a plate tacked into the handle recess, the thinner the skim of filler the better really. I personally like the badge on the rear of the golf but if you want to fill that as well you could get a plate welded into the recess to cut down on the ammount of filler

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    Smoothed boot lid

    Cheers everyone for the feedback and cheers again Neil for the light removal and boot lid, and I think I'm gonna do it myself and then get it painted professionally, I'm ok painting small parts but would like it to look mint hopefully going to start it this weekend, but will have to wait until payday for the paint, watch this space!!!!

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    Re: Smoothed boot lid

    What I would do it weld it and fill it your self but then when u take it in for paint tell them to check the filling to make sure it's smooth and got the correct line cus otherwise it looks **** if its got dips in it

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    Re: Smoothed boot lid

    What ever you decide, it will look good no doubt.

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    Re: Smoothed boot lid

    You can get a fibreglass filler in a tube will look what it is called tomorrow which you can use to build up a bit with then use body filler to fill any dips it is less likely to crack round the edges that way!once its filled get an aerosol primer over it will give you an idea how flat it is!

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    Weld in some metal, it's the best way and will only take a few mins
    As for the filling i would let the body shop to that, any imperfections will show up big time once shine paint is applied
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