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Old 08-18-2010, 07:14 PM
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i've emptied shops before. take a skill saw to a vette and bodymen dive out windows. it has never bothered me . one of my old friends use to get really po'd at me cause he would be miserable for days and i just went home and showered.
Same here, I don't sweat a lot so it doesn't stick to me. Just take a cold shower and I'm good.
Haven't done any glass work on cars but have done my share of boat repair.

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Old 08-19-2010, 05:11 AM
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Ha Ha,But Shine thats because even the cows admire your leathery skin..
I'll tell ya somtin I learned a few weeks back. ...First of all those dam semis wont fit through my doors so I have to do everything outside and dont ya know we had a heat wave it was over 100 degrees every day, so I started working at 6:00...I tore what was left of the fender off and started grinding and prepping .set up my glassing table with everything I needed and layed my first layer on , no problem I hit it quick with a grinder and mixed up some more resin ,it gelled almost instantly so thinking I put to much hardener in I mixed up some more ,same thing ...I tried it four or five times until I only added one drop and still it gelled...so either the heat or direct sunlight effected the hardner or the resin On a good note I found that lowes has a better deal on fiberglass resin than my auto body supply place...This time I kept everything in the shade and had no more trouble ...I guess you cant leave the resin or the hardner in direct sun before its mixed. A 40.00 dollar lesson learned (the price of a gal of resin)...

As far as runnin around naked goes ...not a chance ...Vince ,you ever meet many truckers??? I wouldnt want one sneakin up behind me... .must be the solitude.
P.S. I dont mean to PO any truckers out there ,I'm sure there are some of you that're only half crazy......like the rest of us....
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Now I've never done a full glass car like a vette or anything, how is the procedure so much different?
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The glass never did get to me.. I do a lot of my glassing and grinding in short pant's and no shirt.. When I did my 32 roadster, I would come in the house white as a ghost.. My wife and kids would just give me this weird look.. I would head straight to the cold shower..



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I guess you cant leave the resin or the hardner in direct sun before its mixed. A 40.00 dollar lesson learned (the price of a gal of resin)...

Man !!!!! I only pay $23.00 a gal of resin here.. For $40.00 dollars I can get everything I need to use up a gal of resin..


And as for the mixing, Living here in La, You never can mix it the same.. I mix according to the weather and the size of the job.. If it really hot and a big lay out,, I mix it a little colder .. If it's cold outside..I mix it hotter.. and so on... I have it kind of down pat now.. When I first learned, I would waste a lot of resin,, Now my mixing cup is alway empty..

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Now I've never done a full glass car like a vette or anything, how is the procedure so much different?
Don't think anyone that has done a lot of vettes on here are rude for not answering your question.
It would just be impossible to answer from start to finish.

You can do C-1 and C-2 perhaps the same ways but then things start changing with the C-3 and C-4 turned into a bigger nightmare from the start.

To many different small things to write about.

This would be as bad, as a post that says, I want to paint my car, what and how do I do it?
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That's fine, didn't know there was that much difference.
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Don't think anyone that has done a lot of vettes on here are rude for not answering your question.
It would just be impossible to answer from start to finish.

You can do C-1 and C-2 perhaps the same ways but then things start changing with the C-3 and C-4 turned into a bigger nightmare from the start.

To many different small things to write about.

This would be as bad, as a post that says, I want to paint my car, what and how do I do it?
It is so different I would say doing a coffee table is about the "same" as doing a metal car! You are sanding, you are applying primer, you are sanding primer you are painting, but the sanding, priming is soooooo different. And now with this thread it is pretty clear that the painting is different too!

I have done little of it outside of lots of fiberglass repair on crunched motorhomes.

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Old 08-20-2010, 09:42 AM
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there is no comparison between vettes and steel cars. this is exactly why so many vette owners get frustrated and develope an attitude . which is their own fault for not seeking a shop that does corvettes instead of some bodyshop that makes them a good deal . how good of a deal is it if it is done wrong and never gets finished. like barry i get calls regular from vette owners who have dropped a lot of money with some wannabe custom painter . now the car sets in the garage half *** done . needs to be stripped and started over and sometimes can not even be saved . i have seen a 59 1 owner car that some moron left stripper on for several days only to discover it had leached into the glass so far there is no hope of getting it out. i dont know what ever happened to it. last i knew it was under a tarp in the back of his garage. i have never seen so much bad advise being passed around as i do in the corvette world.

i may just see if i can find that 59. maybe i can buy it right .
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Shine, after applying black SPI epoxy to the rear of my buds 69 Camaro we saw some small defects he wanted to take care of. We sanded the SPI with 320 and a flat board re-applied the SPI at that spot. I was amazed at how the stuff sands and fills. I can see now why you do not use 2K primer/surfacer on the Vettes you do. My bud is now thinking he wants to do all the filling, and leveling with SPI epoxy.

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:13 AM
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i've been flamed so many times about epoxy only i look like i've been welding in a speedo . imho there is no better product than epoxy . i shoot one coat at a time using a 2.3. i do a nasty wet double coat . block the next day or so and go again. the only place i had a shrinkage problem on the last one was where i used some dynatron dynaglass for small stuff. i hate that crap. went through my cabinet and threw away every polyester product i had except for rage.
i use spi epoxy , prospray single stage and spi uv clear. nothing else.

one important point.... omni ,dp, nason or any other 2nd line junk will not perform doing it this way.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:14 AM
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if your using black get a qrt of white, reduce it and dust it for a guide coat.
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I was just curious really, I'm not working on a vette or anything but I do have a glass hood on my car which I am currently working on. Just wondered what's so different.
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i may just see if i can find that 59. maybe i can buy it right .
What can you do with that? Can it be fixed?

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if your using black get a qrt of white, reduce it and dust it for a guide coat.
That would work great, but we are not having any trouble seeing the low spots in the black SPI, great tip though.

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:24 PM
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yes sir. i use the gray and don't need a guide coat. try that with dplf . god i hate that crap.

i think i could save it brian. i've done worse . over the years i;ve done a lot of damaged vettes. there were no repop parts back then. i have even went to the crash site and picked up all the missing pieces before.

we learned in the 70's to keep chemstrip away from them. but you cant tell some guys, they just read all the hype and think it is gospel . months later same guys whining about bubbles.
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