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Old 11-14-2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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Patch or replace entire panel?

My husband and I just bought an '85 Sovereign that we are gutting and converting into a temporary home. It has one exterior hole on the front right panel. We are new to all this. Should we patch or replace entire panel?
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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How big is the hole?

I sport patches....


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Old 11-14-2015, 06:46 PM   #3
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I made a flag decal to go over this one....

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Cheating?

Yea, maybe.

To me it just wasn't worth replacing a whole panel.


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Old 11-14-2015, 07:36 PM   #4
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About 4 inches wide.
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It depends on what you are looking for in your finished product.

"Factory fresh" was not something I was looking for in my build.

All I can tell you is what I would do, I would patch a 4" hole.


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Old 11-14-2015, 08:21 PM   #6
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There is an entire thread here somewhere dedicated to very cool patches. I'll try to find it for you. When you see that thread, you'll know why I would recommend a patch! I don't need one but I'm tempted to do one just for fun!
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Here it is:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...hes-68104.html


Lots of terrific examples there! Good luck!
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Thanks! I think we will go with an interesting patch. We might have a couple vent holes to patch as well, so now I need to think of a theme!
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