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Old 11-26-2010, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JPPadula
Is there a special primer that will hold the texture down? .
Heres the same piece with the repair completely floated with *Iceing glazing putty for final leveling with 180 before your primer of choice..

The primer is not going straight on the "glass" and the repair is kept small as possible..
I thought you were just going to spot repair the minor damage on the corner top&bottom and would have left the good paint alone except a sand with 180/320 for a primer surfacer. To put cloth on the entire hood without addressing the "local" damage first is asking to much in this reporters opinion

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Old 11-27-2010, 08:22 PM
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I would definitely fix the obvious and most serious damage first. But the concern and the reason I was thinking of covering the whole surface of the hood with one continuous layer of material is that there were numerous stress cracks in the painted surface well outside of the obviously damaged areas. A few of these areas can be spotted in the stripped SMC, but others show absolutely no sign of damage to the substrate. I believe that if I dont cover the entire surface of the part in cloth/matt, that these invisible areas of damage will work there way back through the paint. I'm interested in this "Veiling" material. Did I understand you correctly when you said to put the matt side down towards the repair? I would have assumed that the random surface of the matt would go towards the paint with the stronger cloth on the substrate.
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Hi there,

I could not find a link to the material we have at the shop but did find a link to even better material for your use. This cloth you can lay-out dry onto your hood, then wet in place, easier layout and no air bubbles. Can use with polyester, SMC or epoxy resin.

8 oz. x 8 strand fiberglass

They sell it by the yard AND it's 60" wide for a 1 piece fit-up.

Your resin should have a 'green window', after it sets up but before it's hardened, where you can recoat it with more resin to cover any fabric pattern from showing, by-passing the gelcoating, saves time & materials.

Have fun with it.
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i've completed most of the repairs to the SMC using the recommended materials. Next step will be prime and paint. I've had to repair several areas of the underhood bracing. The top surface has been repaired and completely stripped with 80 grit and smoothed to 220, so I'm assuming epoxy or urethane primer surfacer should be fine right over the raw SMC. The underside still has most of the OEM paint. Sanding all of the nooks and crannies of the bracing would be really time consuming. Any shortcut to prep this area for primer?
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