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Old 01-09-2012, 01:37 PM
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How to approach large curved panel repair (pics)

Hi guys,

Not strictly a hot-rod, but still a fibreglass shell, so seeing how helpful this forum seems, im giving it a go.

Please see the picture for reference:

Im confident I can repair the blisters / structure of the body, however my worry comes from repainting it, so this is where i need help.

I was planning to use aerosol cans to re-lay the base coat and clear coat, however this car has such few 'body joins' I was worried when it came to applying the clear-coat that i would have to clear coat the entire panel with an aersol spray can, and had doubts regarding the quality of the finish.

Can anyone suggest exactly how I should approach this?

The choices as I see it are:
1 - Just use a decent 2k aerosol clear coat and zap the whole panel.
2 - Forgo the clear coat altogether and use orbital sander with some pads and compounds to bring the gloss into the base coat.
3 - Fork out for a compressor / gun / paint outfit (last resort, but still far cheaper than the bodyshop quoted me).

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