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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey everyone, I just bought a UV PAW Swirled body from Al at Out Of This Swirled and just waiting for him to finishing clear coating it before i take delivery of this beauty! I currently have a 91 UV 77MC MKR and i can't wait to fit the new body. My question is this. Does anyone have any experience in fitting clear pick guards/scratch plates to an already cleared body? I've heard horror stories about the clear coat splitting/cracking when attempting to drill into it. Obviously i would like to avoid this happening at all costs. If anyone has done this before or has any tips they can pass onto me i would very much appreciate it. Thanks
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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If you predrill pilot holes your clear coat will not crack
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When you say pilot holes what exactly do you mean? Do you mean drilling smaller holes prior to going with a wider drill bit? The trouble is Al has already started clear coating the body and is near completion and no pick guard holes have been drilled, so when i do recieve my PAW body it's gonna arrive without drill holes to the front where i will be fitting the scratch plate.
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Pics of the body?
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When you say pilot holes what exactly do you mean? Do you mean drilling smaller holes prior to going with a wider drill bit? The trouble is Al has already started clear coating the body and is near completion and no pick guard holes have been drilled, so when i do recieve my PAW body it's gonna arrive without drill holes to the front where i will be fitting the scratch plate.
you just drill a small hole where the screws would go. It will keep the clear from cracking. Dont need anything crazy, just a small bit.
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Or you can just use like some gorilla glue. That works very well.
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And if you took that seriously....don't haha
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 02:25 AM
 
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Re: UV77 MC Body

I honestly cant see a problem with drilling such small holes for a scratchplate .
If you really are that worried use a bradpoint and put some masking tape where you are going to drill the holes.

And how dare you post this without pics ?
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: UV77 MC Body

Thanks, for the tips guys. This is my first swirl project and i just wanted to make sure that i am not going to ruin this beauty.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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Re: UV77 MC Body

dont know if its too late , but i place the guard where it goes and put masking tape where the screws will be . never had it crack this way and comes out flawless after tape is removed. make sure the bit used is the size of the screw minus the threads . also put some tape on the bit to guage how far the hole goes.

i always drill two holes first on each side of the guard and go ahead and put the screws in these to hold it in place while i drill the rest.

and please make sure its lined up right or you will hate yopurself forever .lol
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: UV77 MC Body

Thanks for your advice, i hadn't thought about putting some tape on the drill bit. I should be taking delivery of the body soon so once i have finished wiring her up and fitting the hardware i'll try and post some pics. Cheers.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 05:58 AM
 
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Look forward to seeing it!

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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Re: UV77 MC Body

You would be right about horror stories but with all respect, if you need to ask this question in the first place and you're unsure about what a "pilot hole" is, then PLEASE let someone else do it for you!
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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It was late when i asked that and i was half asleep at the time. Anyway with all the good advice i've had here i'm pretty sure it's be gonna ok.
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