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Old 03-21-2013, 06:24 PM
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Fiberglass bumper repair

So I've been working on a project car I got really cheap, and I'm stuck on my bumper repair. I'm new to bodywork (about 5 months experience in a shop and an I-CAR class) and had never laid fiberglass mat. Long story short, I've got resin in spots that are at horrible angles for blocking. I have about two inches to work in (up/down). Any advise for sanding, or maybe even removing fiberglass and resin on a fiberglass bumper? I don't have a camera to take a picture but if I come across one I'll post up my project. Thanks for any help/advise/comments/etc.

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go to youtube and watch "gassers glass". He's a fiberglass expert. I could say more but it's best coming from the mouth of the man himself.
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no, but wild card customs watches him too.
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Excellent recommendation. On his "This is what clueless people do" part he was spot on. The thinking and everything. I had to laugh at myself. "Let's just slop some more resin on there cause the resin's what makes it strong, right?" lol Thanks tech.

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yeah, that guy is on another level of fiberglass repair. Made me feel like a fool when I first watched his videos.
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Excellent recommendation. On his "This is what clueless people do" part he was spot on. The thinking and everything. I had to laugh at myself. "Let's just slop some more resin on there cause the resin's what makes it strong, right?" lol Thanks tech.

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One of the amazing things in life is we all have stuff to learn and someone in the business for years could not have good advice as well. On that subject of resin, I know guy who has been a full time auto bodyman for over 30 years. He has worked at a number of local high end shops working on Ferraris and the like. His tool box has many Ferrari and Lamborghini type emblems on it that he got from repairs he has done.
He is very good at what he does yet the other day he was doing a fiberglass repair and used no mat or cloth! I asked him what he was doing and he said that the resin is what gives you the strength and that the cloth or matt weakens it! I couldn't believe my ears! This was a come back that another guy in the shop had "repaired" it with a fiberglass reinforced filler so this guy was one upping him being he is the expert and he used straight resin! And yes it failed IMMEDIATELY! Just painting it and running it thru the heated booth, it was done, ghost crack as clear as day.

This is a very good bodyman, does EXCELLENT work on everything else I have ever seen him do, yet he didn't have a clue about this fiberglass.

I know I have done a lot of glass work and I don't ever remember hearing to tear the matt like Randy here on the forum mentioned a while ago. Lot's of tricks out there, but don't skip on the basics.

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fiberglass is very unique...and annoying to work with.
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It is a whole different animal that is for sure. But I can see the draw, I can understand the guys like Roth and the like who have gone crazy with creative stuff because of how easy it is to put anything in your head into a three dimensional piece of art.

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with all the technology nowadays seems like foam is the way to form. Never seen that stuff applied though but saw a guy sanding on it and it looked a lot easier on the shoulders and lungs than the old school way. i know little about that though.
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Back to the original poster's question... If space is limited for sanding the resin/glass you applied for your repair, you might be able to get to it with adhesive-backed sandpaper on something thin and somewhat rigid - like a metal bondo blade. I have used them in tight areas like door gaps. That keeps the paper flat so you don't sand in finger grooves, but takes practically no room, other than for your fingers. Hope this helps!
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