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Old 11-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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I need bodywork advice

I have a 92 Vette that had some major bodywork issues. I had the car media blasted down to bare SMC so now the car is back to square 1. I have a plan in mind to get this car back together take a look and let me know what you would do different.


1- sand off old bodywork and paint still left on the car with 80 grit and a D/A

2- cut out all major bodywork that was done with polyester resin instead of SMC resin and redo the bodywork using SMC resin and mat

3- Fill low spots and divots with Evercoat Everglass and Rage gold

4- Epoxy the entire body with PCL epoxy

5- This is the step I'm not sure of ..... Should I skim coat the entire car with Rage gold or just spray 3 or 4 coats of Featherfill G2 high build polyester primer ?

6- Block the car until smooth and perfect

7- Seal with PCL epoxy

8- wet sand the epoxy ( What grit ? ) or should I dry sand ? ( What grit ? )

9- Paint

Please give me any and all advice you can I don't want to have problems with this car in the future and I surely don't want to do this again.
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Seems like you have a good plan. Make sure the products you use are all compatible. On whether you should skim the whole car or not is up to you. Lots of big time painters use this trick to get the car perfectly flat but I would think it depends on how wavy the car is, you probably could get away with primer filler if your car is in the same condition as my car.
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Wow...i'd love to see pictures of the progress!
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That's all I have for progress right now I will update as I get stuff done. I'm still looking for all of the advice I can get
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Been there...done that...all wet sanded by hand though...and no need for body work...took FOREVER.
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Been there...done that...all wet sanded by hand though...and no need for body work...took FOREVER.
Yep, I've been there too. I did the same all wet sanded by hand.
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You keeping the front bumper cover the way it is?
I had to change mine after a little detour in a field.







I have to take it back off in the spring and sand it down to fix a few cracks then I will jel coat it and paint.
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My Stalker nose is perfect It's made of fiberglass so the polyester resin worked fine with it. And what do you mean your going to gel coat it ? I didn't know gel coat was available ... reasonably anyway ! Tell me more like where do you get it and what do you spray it with.
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It would probably help if I spelled it correctly

fiberglass gelcoat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelcoat

I modified my nose when I had the accident, I didn't like the openings so I changed them. It turned into a lot of work that I didn't have time to do and I will have to fix some of it but the work held up all summer so I feel good about the repair and will finish it in the spring.
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