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Old 07-08-2018, 12:36 PM   #1
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spackle & paint make what it ain't: patching the Fan-tastic vent garnish

Hello, this might be quicker & cheaper than buying a new piece of plastic. Now I can spend the $35 (and time waiting) on other things.

I patched the corners of this Fan-tastic Vent garnish with All-Purpose Bondo (top), which is a styrene plastic. I cut up a blister package from a dollar store item to make a mould for the corner , and taped it to the garnish(next down), and then filled it with bondo(3rd down) , and then removed the mould and faired the bondo with a block plane and sandpaper (bottom right). Small defects in the patches can be filled with Bondo dust and cyanoacrylate (crazy) glue. Next will be a spritz of paint to finish the job.

There are a few more tricks to doing this, if you wish to know more.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:00 PM   #2
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Here's the finished garnish. A good color match (to my eye) for the ceiling is Krylon Dover White gloss.
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Thanks for the idea Bob. Gotz me a few patches to make.
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Nicely done!!!
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