Roof oil canning

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Roof oil canning

Postby 76wagon » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:40 pm

Here's my next dilemma- I've got some oil canning happening in a few places. I think I've got it figured out where I need to shrink and stretch for most of it but my roof I'm not so sure about. It doesn't move that much but it's a pretty big area where the ribs are and I'm not too eager to start playing with a torch or a hammer on such a big panel.

The solution I've come up with is to use panel adhesive between the outer and inner roof skin to stiffen it up a bit (doesn't need much). Is there any reason I shouldn't do this or is that a pretty common way to fix this kind of problem?

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Re: Roof oil canning

Postby cjbiagi » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:45 pm

I have seen some hoods that have adhesive between the outer panels and the inner structure so I don't see any reason not to try that. You could end up with a real mess once you start applying heat to a large area like a roof. I would definitely try this method first.
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