Originally Posted by b1mmuo27
I drilled 2 1 1/2" holes in the filon where you can see in the other pictures where I said it looked like delamination but it was just not glued. I sprayed in the glue then screwed the 2 x 6 on the face to pull it all back in. It looks good but won't know until I take the 2 x 6 off. I also reglued the top of the trailer & pulled it tight to follow the contour. It looks good as well. I put a little hood over my kerosene heater to help with the drying. Although it was 60 degrees in the shop it cant hurt.
I don't know exactly what type of plastic panel your using, but many plastics are thermoforming, which means you heat them and they will then form to that shape. Standard "Formica" is a thermoforming material. There are specific temperatures needed to form the plastic, once it is formed it will hold that shape. If you try and form it without the heat, it will always want to pull back to straight. Also contact adhesive needs pressure to bond properly. Typically a minimum of about 20 lbs per sq inch applied equally over 100% of the bond. You may want to ask if the plastic your using is thermoforming plastic. Thermoforming plastics can form to very small radius, ie Formica can form to about 3/16" radius without cracking.
Good luck, it's fun to watch your progress.