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Old 12-02-2010, 06:51 AM
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Cameo Panel Restoration & Repair

I have acquired a Cameo bed which will require some rehabilitation. One panel has two severe cracks on the front quarter and both will have to be completely stripped.

As I am new to fiberglass repair I am looking for suggestions as to the best approach to this challenge.

My thought are to sand the panels to remove the paint layers using 80 grit on a palm sander. I am thinking a DA would creat ripples in the material. Would a chemical stripper be better?

Once I have the paint removed is there something I should do to seal the old fiberglass such as re-gelcoat it or will epoxy primer be sufficient?

The repair method for the tears I was thinking of doing included sanding the tears to create a bevel and a clean contact point along the tear. Then use fiberglass matt strips laid in lengthwise down the tear. How many layers should I try to achieve? Is there a recommended repair kit or materials I should source?

Once the fiberglass cures I expect to knock it down with 80 grit and then apply some filler. I typically use the dynalite brand filler. Is there a better one to use on fiberglass?
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cameo and corvette cracks

I had a 57 cameo and my brother had a 57 corvette. Both had severe cracking. My brother said that was a common problem in those days . I traded it off, never fixed it. when we fixed his dune buggy body we also added a lot of matt and epoxy resin to the inside,
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:32 AM
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Dont use chem strip on glass...sand or blast it...
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I also have a cameo bed, Just get some fiberglass mat, reson (spelling is bad), hardner, breathing mask, clothes good enough to keep the crap off u and tape up your sleaves. Cut out the cracks and mix up the mat and fill it up. Cut the excess mat with a saw and finish up with bondo. Easeyer than sheet metal. Check out some videos on you tube. At least it's a start for u. Chat later. C-ya Scott
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