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Old 03-23-2006, 10:19 PM
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Repairng my fiberglass truck bed panel

OK I've put back on my f-150 truck bed and been getting it back in alignment for the tailgate. on the backside of the truck bed panel there are some chips on the fiberglass here is a pic:
. I was wonder if I could just use some evercoat tiger hair to just fill it back in then sand down with some 400 grit to get i contoured like it should? or what would you use. I was reading this article on on fiberglass repair here is the link:
but thought, why not use some Evercoat tiger hair on my chips. Or could I just use some regular evercoat body filler on them? any advice would be appreciated.


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Because tiger hair will be very hard to sand. I would use bodyfiller or two part spot putty to fill in smaller chips and gouges, only use a fiberglass filler for something that is pretty deep and may need it and still finish off with plastic filler. If there are cracks or the fiberglass needed to repaired, then I would v out the crack and sand out to raw fiberglass aways and lay out some fiberglass mat and resin to fix and do finishing work with plastic filler. Its hard for me to tell from pics, but looks like a lot of that is chips in the paint or paint peeling, which could be sanded down or feathered out, and then primed. Doesn't look like you would have it, but if you have any stress cracks it would need to be taken down where they are too.
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