Cutting hole in panel for filter

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Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:24 pm

Could anyone tell me if these are any good to cut hole in panel for my filter to exit ?


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Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:46 pm

That will cut through the panel with ease, problem you will have is the heat generated by the cutting will melt the paint around the hole and will blister it, you can put masking tape on first and drill slowly but beware matey it will blister, looks a decent kit for that price you even get the harbour..
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Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:23 pm

Lam46 wrote:That will cut through the panel with ease, problem you will have is the heat generated by the cutting will melt the paint around the hole and will blister it, you can put masking tape on first and drill slowly but beware matey it will blister, looks a decent kit for that price you even get the harbour..
Bugger never thought of that and its got vinyl under the laquer, could be making a right pigs ear of it :(

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Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:42 pm

them hole cutters don't look the best :shock: you would be better using the big tank cutter type ( new one ) also on the rough edge you can use motorbike visor strip to go round the hole, comes in different colours , bit off a pig to fit but looks the biz

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Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:58 pm

hss hole saw cutters are good for the job but will cost you about 50 quid for a decent one with a arbor for the size you need

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Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:06 pm

yam-lam wrote:hss hole saw cutters are good for the job but will cost you about 50 quid for a decent one with a arbor for the size you need
Grab yourself a bargain here then http://scooterotica.org/forum/viewtopic ... 488#p57488 ;) ;) :D
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Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:54 pm

LOL , cheers lads , eden will need a 4" cutter as it's a wide filter to suit flatslide 30mm delly , don't think this is gonna be an easy job :shock: :lol:

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Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:15 am

If it's that big I'd be tempted to masking tape the area off and draw round something a similar diameter And jigsaw it out and tidy up with file- less heat generated that way
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Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:53 am

Dazza that might be the way , j1ms i would be afraid to use that as i would probably bend the whole panel lol!

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