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Old 06-16-2005, 06:37 AM
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Fiberglass fenders

I mentioned before on this site about the fiberglass aftermarket fenders
I painted last fall, stored in my basement, then installed on my daughters
boyfriends 95 Maxima (black)
Well after being out in the hot sun it needs buffing again, I'm not surprised.
But I can see the fiberglass strands telegraphing through, I'm going
to have to sand and buff, maybe even reclear.

My question is: Is it possible that the fenders fiberglass wasn't cured
long enough when I painted them? They did smell strong fiberglass odor
when I got them. I primed them with urethane and did let it sit three days
before blocking smooth and painting.
I'm just curious if any one here has noticed this and if I should have waited
longer to prime when using aftermarket fiberglass parts.
Thanks: Jim.

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Cure time is a factor, but more important is the quality of the resin used. If they did not use a quality resin you may never get the fenders to look good.

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Were these fenders gel-coated?? If not then they will need a couple of coats of epoxy..If they are what we call "see-throughs" you will need to coat the inside of the fenders as well..

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Darn, I don't know. when they arrived they had a white looking primer
on top and the inside looked like raw fiberglass.
The white wasn't much, sanded through very easily.
I urethaned the outside but did nothing to the inside.
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assuming the fenders are full cured, the resin is quality as well as the layup and the proper mils of gelcoat are on the part then its something called "read through" i think this is what omt is refering to. unfortunately there is no cure. its the nature of the beast. you have glass strands soaked in a plastic resin. both have different expansion rates, when it gets hot the glass swells and leaves the print that you are seeing. now, some glass will do this worse than others. a weaved mat, which is strong will be the worse while a chopped random strand will do it the least. if the part is made with chopped strand mat and cured then you shouldn't be getting read through as long as there is enough gel on it.
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