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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 19, 7:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hood pin holes in recent paint ?

Would I have a problem drilling holes in a newly painted hood ?


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 19, 7:24 PM
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Re: Hood pin holes in recent paint ?

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Would I have a problem drilling holes in a newly painted hood ?
You will have a problem if the drill bit slides off it's place while drilling! You'd definitely be safer by drilling them before painting the hood.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 19, 8:03 PM
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Re: Hood pin holes in recent paint ?

This can be done....carefully. First, masking tape is your friend, use it a lot of it to protect the surrounding area. Use a center punch to mark your spot & then start with a very sharp 1/8" drill bit as a pilot hole. Then use a stepped drill bit to achieve the proper size hole. Use light pressure & let the drill do the work. You don't want to create an impression on the hood.

Luckily there is a stainless bezel for the outside of the hood in case you screw up with the drill, but if you start with a sharp bit, you should be ok.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 19, 9:15 PM
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Re: Hood pin holes in recent paint ?

I second the center punch. Use a somewhat small punch to start the whole. Keep the drill bit cool and let the drill do its job slowly like Pete said. Last time I did this I used painters tape around the area.
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Re: Hood pin holes in recent paint ?

Don't forget to paint the hole so rust doesn't start there.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 19, 11:25 AM
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Re: Hood pin holes in recent paint ?

Actually doing this on a newly painted hood is preferable to an older hood. If you ****** things up you still have the right paint for the re-paint job.
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Re: Hood pin holes in recent paint ?

masking tape and drill slow, if you build up heat the paint will lift around the edges. As said, paint the edge of the hole when finished.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 2nd, 19, 8:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Hood pin holes in recent paint ?

Job completed . Thanks guys.


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