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Section 9: Body Repair

Steps to Repair

1. Clean entire area of repair. Clean water is fine for this purpose. Do not use solvent as this will damage the body surface.

2.

Install interface-sanding pad onto finishing sander. Attach sanding film to Interface pad. (Take care in centering sanding pad and film on sander.)

3.

Sand surface using about 45 P.S.I. air pressure at tool inlet, do not sand at a high pad speed, because speed causes the sanding film to load with dust and heats the body surface. Proper sander pad speed is based on cut and travel speed of pad, and downward pressure applied by the operator. To clean sanding pad surface, run sander face at 90 degrees on the edge of a piece of cardboard. This cleaning operation will help keep the sanding film clean and run cooler. Continue to sand surface until original scratch damage is no longer visible. Wipe the surface with a cloth then inspect to be sure the entire original scratch has been fully sanded away (very important).

4. 5.

Install cutting pad #7006 on buffer (maroon pad).

Spread compound #8432 on area of repair, use about as much as it takes to cover a half-dollar coin, this is a good starting point.

6.

Set buffing tool to lowest possible speed on dial, do not buff at a high speed as this will heat and warp material.

7.

Buff sanded area until surface scuff disappears.

Section 9: Body Repair

Introduction

Land Pride Gondo bodies are constructed of fiberglass. Scuffs, light scratches and deep gouges are in most situations repairable. Land Pride recommends that you use a professional body shop to restore your vehicle’s body. For your consideration, we have provided below a list of recommended tools, materials and steps suggested for repairing the fiberglass body.

NOTE: Land Pride does not supply the required tools, paint and materials needed to repair the vehicle body. All tools, paint and materials should be purchased locally.

Light Scuff

Required Tools and Materials (See note above)

  • 1,000 rpm buffing tool, DeWalt #849

  • Meguiars buffing compound #8432

  • Meguiars polish #8232 (optional)

  • Meguiars maroon cutting pad #W-7006

  • Meguiars tan polishing pad #W-9006 (optional)

  • Meguiars backing plate #W-64

  • Soft clean cotton cloths

Steps to Repair

  • 1.

    Clean entire area of repair. Clean water is fine for this purpose. Do not use solvent as this will damage the body surface.

  • 2.

    Install cutting pad #7006 on buffer (maroon pad).

  • 3.

    Spread compound on area of repair, use about as much as it takes to cover a half-dollar coin, this is a good starting point.

  • 4.

    Set buffing tool to lowest possible speed on dial, do not buff at a high speed as this will heat and warp material.

  • 5.

    Buff damage area until surface scuff disappears. A second and third application of compound may be required. Keep buffer moving over surface, this will help keep the surface cool. Clean compound residue off surface after each buffing operation. Do not continue to buff compound until dry, or buff the surface when dry. When all scuff marks have been buffed out the surface may still appear a little dull, if so, proceed to #6.

  • 6.

    Install polish on surface as in step #3.

  • 7.

    Spread #8232 polish on surface as in step #3.

  • 8.

    Polish to a high luster or as required to match surrounding material.

  • 9.

    Wipe clean with soft clean cloth; any dirt on cloth will mar surface.

Scratch

Required Tools and Materials (See note to left)

  • 1,000 rpm buffing tool, DeWalt #849

  • Meguiars buffing compound #8432

  • Meguiars polish #8232 (optional)

  • Meguiars maroon cutting pad #W-7006

  • Meguiars tan polishing pad #W-9006 (optional)

  • Meguiars backing plate #W-64

  • Soft clean cotton cloths

  • 3M interface sanding pad #05774

  • Air Vantage finishing sander with 6-inch hook and loop

pad

  • 3M-P800 sanding film #00970

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4400EX Heavy Duty Off Road Utility Vehicle 720-051M

7/14/08

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