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Old 07-03-2004, 01:57 AM
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How to prep metal for long strand chopped glass

I have some weld spots from the trim that i'd like to seal up and smooth out as i'd never welded sheet before and have minor warpage. how would be best to prep the metal for the chopped glass? Currently i used some 50 grit paper to scuff up the surface and air dusted off residue, but should i be using a tack cloth or something to clean up the metal as well? I've watched guys in body shops just lather it on on stuff they'd just dusted off, but wondered if that was the highschool-taught way of doing it or what.

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Prep the same way as you would for body filler.
The welds are usually cleaned up with a 24 or 36 grit grinder.
If you do not have a grinder good idea to hit the welds with a wire brush.

Fiberglass does stick to metal but is not real keen about it, Good idea to put down a coat or two of epoxy and let set over night than apply your chopped glass for best long term results.
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I would prmer first with a high quality epoxy primer. Clean the surface with prep sol then apply filler.

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