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What to Use to Plug Antenna hole by DKcustoms
Started on: 05-11-2015 03:03 PM
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I removed the antenna from my 88, I will be putting a shark fin on the roof.
So now I am stuck with a hole in the fender.

I am debating about getting a rubber gromet or rubber plug and using that to fill the hole, but I want something that will look good or decent until I get good at using body filler.

Any ideas?

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Remove the fender.

Rough up the back side edges of the hole with a metal file.

Take a strip of metal tape on the outside (painted side) covering the entire hole tight and smooth.


Now get yourself a stick of VersaChem Magnum - Steel Epoxy Stick


Break off a chunk and knead it together...you will feel it start to warm in your hands.

Now from the backside of the fender...fill the hole while spreading the excess from the center out over the edges of the hole from the backside.

Let it sit for about 20 minutes and then remove the metal tape from the front.

Light sanding from the front and the hole is filled with very little effort and it will last with no issues...done to several Fieros.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/125...em567067d901&vxp=mtr


And body filler is appropriate for finishing the hole after you've filled it, but not plugging it.
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Evercoat MAxim 885



http://www.evercoat.com/productDetail.aspx?pID=179

Sand outside edges of hole down to form a small funnel.
Block back of hole, I used a piece of card board. Mix adhesive onto a sheet then paste into hole, let set for a while then remove backing.
When set file/sand down then prime and paint.

I've filled mine, not got around to the paint bit yet but I slowly painting the whole car so it will get done in the end.
I used the same technique on some holes in the front fender where the front license plate used to be. Just painted that and it you cannot tell the holes were ever there.

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If you don't want to sand and do all that, there is a plug you can use to cover the hole. You paint it the color you want , clear coat it, then push it in... Not as perfect as the other methods here though...
They sold it in the auto body place lemme try to find the name of it...it actually was a screw cover or something...

Edit: just google "antenna hole plug".

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You may want to try this.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...120111-2-112783.html

The little flush plug is still tight.
Took < 1 second to install.
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