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Steps for paint prep

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Old 03-28-2007, 04:14 PM
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I have fiberglass F1 fenders and I would like to get the steps to prep them for paint.
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:23 PM
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i would check for imperfections in teh fiberglass to make sure they are smooth and do not have any chips in them. i would test fit them on the car to make sure they will line up right and you wont have to add any tabs to the fiberglass. since it is brand new, you shouldnt have to do any prepping. you should just have to primer, couple of coats of paint and then couple of coats of clear
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:35 PM
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they seem to fit the car ok, I had to do some trimming here and there but for the most part smooth lines. I see a little waves in places should i concider bondo or just go straight to primer. Aslo what is a good thick prime that I could buy.
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:42 PM
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waves im not sure about, they shouldnt show up after you primer it. usually just a base primer for cars at any auto paint shop will work
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:44 PM
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Thanks I will post pics on progress.
 
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um yea i would bondo the waves cause if u don't make it straight it will look like the ocean trust me thats how my wing is cause i didn't prep it good. you would think that you wouldn't have to but if u don't it will look like crap. make it straight now before paint..
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:59 PM
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Check DIY, I think there's something in there about how to paint parts of your car.
 
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:05 AM
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There are also SO many DIY if you just search google under painting cars. In 2 seconds I found this one

 
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