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Old 10-27-2005, 03:46 PM
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Bare Fiberglass...

I just purchased a 1969 Corvette convertible that needs some work for a good price. The previous owner had stripped the paint off down to the bare fiberglass, and let it sit 'nekkid' for a few years in the SoCal sun. You can feel quite a few fiberglass 'hairs' sticking up when you touch the surface.

I have seen that Ecklers sells a spray-on gelcoat, but I was wondering if I could use some other product in its place? I have heard that Ecklers stuff was tough to apply and sand smooth. There must be a better, more modern product out there by now?

I will follow the plan from Roger1 after getting the fiberglass back in good condition. Thanks for the help guys!

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Never have used the Ecklers product, but the only other thing I can think of that might work is polyester high build primer. Multiple heavy coats, enough to hide all the glass hairs might be the way to go. Block it all down and reapply as needed for the required fill. Once you are satisfied with the surface you can than move to a 2K catalyzed urethane primer. The reason for the polyester primer is because it is most like the surface you are trying to fill.


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