Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Fiberglass & bondo for skim coating?
View Single Post
  #42 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2013, 09:43 PM
painted jester's Avatar
painted jester painted jester is offline

Last journal entry: Wifes 79 comeing together!
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Michigan
Age: 70
Posts: 2,510
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 200
Thanked 671 Times in 519 Posts
Originally Posted by M5StudeGuy View Post
OK.. I'm reading this thread and you folks are getting me worried...
I applied fiberglass to the roof of my truck. I was told it was fine..
SO let me detail what I did and give me your thoughts.

I stretched the cab of the truck and it wasn't quite level,.. so we added fiberglass to fill the low spot. We did this:
Sanded the metal with 40 grit paper.
Put on epoxy primer.. sanded again with 80 grit.
Then we put on a layer of resin, a layer of fiberglass mat, resin, mat and then resin (all at once). Stuff is hard as a rock.
Then we put fiberglass out of a can on top of that to help with the small low spots (some on top of the fiberglass/resin mix, and some on bare metal), and finally bondo to make final adjustment to make it perfectly smooth.
We sanded with 40 grit between each application.

SO please tell me I'm not going to have any problems...
Stud guy:
I would have to be there when you applied the layers! I couldn't tell you what could have gone wrong with your process! I could only guess? I could advise you to paint it white and keep it in the shade! Or pad and vinyl the top, like they do with bad chop jobs! Sorry man I didn't even want to comment on your post If the guy that did it is a good glass man and he said it would work trust him! He must have done it before.

Reply With Quote