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Old 09-19-2005, 06:13 PM
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I agree that an aerosol won't be a good way to go about fixing it. My advice is to read up here and elsewhere on proper fiberglass repair and do the repairs yourself and ask any specific questions you have as you run into them. I see others on here have done their own painting and repairs with help of members of this board. Its not overly hard doing fiberglass repairs, but messy. I am not sure if those years vettes were smc or fiberglass. If you can do a lot of the repairs and stripping of paint then use good materials then it may be worth fixing. I would just plan on doing all the repairs and getting it painted. If you have some basic tools and can do a lot of the grunt work like taking off parts and reassembling and sanding you could probably find someone who will squirt it at a reasonable cost, or may want to even tackle it yourself. Basecoat/ clearcoat is somewhat forgiving and minor flaws can be fixed. If everything is in good shape otherwise mechanically and interior it may be worth repairing the exterior, but be prepared to be devoting a lot of time to it doing body repair and prep. You would have to work with a shop though and see if they will work with you and paint over someone elses prep work. If you don't want to stick the time or money in it to fix it right, Then I agree with the others, just drive it like it is, quick fixs and aerosol may make it look only slightly better and won't last long. If it is lacquer on their I would plan on painting the whole thing for a long lasting paint job that all matched.

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