STAGE 89

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“In this stage, you fit the skirting to the left rear window.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Skirting parts are metal and the Left Rear Window Frame is plastic.

Build


Left Rear Window Skirting & Frame

Step 01

Carefully bend the Window Frame Right Skirting to match the shape of the rear groove in the Left Rear Window Frame.

When bending these skirting parts, take your time and make small adjustments. Keep fitting the part to the frame until it is close to the right shape, as shown:

Remove the adhesive backing paper from the Window Frame Right Skirting and gently fit it to the window frame, as shown.

This adhesive is not as ‘sticky’ as I expected. To help this skirting stay in place, I added some tiny drops of super glue under the skirting and attached a couple of clamps until the glue dried:

After a few minutes, I removed the clamps and the skirting remained in place just fine:

Step 02

In a similar fashion, carefully bend the rear end of the Window Frame Top Skirting to match the shape of the top groove in the Left Rear Window Frame.

This skirting only needed to be bent (and twisted a little) at the very rear end to match the frame:

Remove the adhesive backing paper from the Window Frame Top Skirting and gently fit it to the window frame, as shown.

Like before, I used some tiny drops of super glue and a clamp until it dried:

Finally, remove the adhesive backing paper from the Window Frame Left Skirting and gently fit it to the window frame, as shown.

This skirting did not require any bending or additional glue:

Thoughts


Honestly, I feel these skirting pieces should have been pre-shaped by Eaglemoss. It took a lot of trial and error to get them to fit correctly, and then the included adhesive was not the best. Still, we managed to get them installed acceptably.

Next Up


Stage 90 – Window Frame Center Skirting, Left Rear Windows

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