[Healeys] Holes in Painted Surface

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Tue Apr 12 06:26:52 MDT 2016

I don't think the punch would be any worse than the drill, and without 
it the bit will likely skitter across the surface, doing more damage 
than the punch.  I think it's risky no matter how you do it, but at 
least the tape gives you a sporting chance.  What do you need to drill, 
after painting?

On 4/12/2016 4:44 AM, Michael MacLean wrote:
> 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?
>     Bob
>     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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