[Healeys] Holes in Painted Surface

Michael MacLean rrengineer.mike at att.net
Tue Apr 12 05:44:24 MDT 2016

Have a just finished BN2 body and have not drilled any holes in it yet.  Just don't want to screw up the paint job after costing so much.  I had not thought of using a puch to "start" the hole.  Wouldn't that crack the paint?Mike

    On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:26 AM, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:

  I suspect it would depend on type of material, type of paint, condition of both, etc. but have always assumed applying some kind of tape--electrical, masking, etc.--over and under--if the underneath is painted, too--the area to be drilled is about all you can do to prevent chipping.  Make sure you use a sharp bit, and a variable speed drill so you can start slow to drill through the paint.
 Begs the question: do you use a punch to 'prime' the hole--with or without tape--before drilling?
 On 4/12/2016 12:29 AM, Michael MacLean wrote:
  What's the best way to drill holes in a painted surface? Mike MacLean

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