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Best tool to shave fiberglass fairings?

I bought some flush mount turn signals for my 04 6rr, but the fairings stick out a little bit in that area for and they won't lay even remotely smooth. The sides are aftermarket fiberglass and I'm wondering what tool would be the best to shave/grind them down in that area.

I'm thinking of just using a semi aggressive file that I've used on metal before, but am somewhat worried about sending a crack through the fairing, anyone have some input?
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Orbital sander works great


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 11:56 AM
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Grab some drum sandpaper. http://www.farmandfleet.com/products...l#.ULuH9obW5C0

Lowes has them, used them on my track plastics, better for small jobs, attach to a drill and just do what you need to.

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or sand by hand, or file lightly. it'll all work. orbital sander, the entry level ones, $20 at home depot.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:49 AM
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Dremel is good for small areas, If the fairings are fibreglass be aware that the gelcoat isn't very thick and it's easy to go through it.

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