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Old 11-25-2011, 05:53 PM
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Default Using a Shrinking Disc to blend a patch panel

I bought Wray's video and some of his shrinking discs. The video alludes to a future video that will show how to blend a patch panel in a fender. I need to understand how to do this now,as I'm finishing up some fenders on my 41 Plymouth.

I didn't see any existing threads that touched on this. Can any of you give me some pointers?

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Rock
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:31 PM
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Some pictures of what your fender project would be good .
Have you used your disc much to see what its capable of ?
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:39 PM
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I haven't seen the video or used a shrinking disc, but one of the guys on another forum has purchased both from Wray and spoken highly of them. He said (and I surmise it's in the video...) the panel is planished out to stretch the weld and HAZ area, then any over-stretching is addressed with the shrinking disc. He says it seems easier to over stretch and use the disc to shrink and fine tune than to try and get it right the first time stretching only. Can't speak to the validity, just what I've read in his posts.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:44 AM
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Thanks, guys. My weekend didn't go as planned, so I have not had a chance to try it yet. Your explanation of smoothing out the bulges after planishing seems right, however. It will probably be a couple of weeks before I can get back on it.

Thanks again.
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