[Healeys] Holes in Painted Surface
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,
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?
> On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:26 AM, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net>
> 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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