I have a '63 with at least 3 different coats, can tell due to different
tints, with various pits and and spider webs. I wish to get back to an
"original" but non-orange peal look. Also, for maintenance purposes,
do NOT wish to clearcoat.
I have read the numerous threads going back 10 years and have come up
with the following clarifying questions, as there have been changing
opinions over that time.
Q1. I am assuming that removing all the the paint back to the
fiberglass is the first step. What is the method, chemical?, approach.
Q2. I am assuming that non-structural pits and holes can be filled in
with Bondo. Which Bondo, I see at least 3 types, and what are the
limits of efficacy?
Q3. Not clear if there is a "gel" over the glass, but before priming.
What is this "gel?" Product name?
Q4. Wet sanding. Do I do each layer starting with the raw, repaired
Q5. Wet sanding. I am assuming grit 600, 1200, 2000, following by
Dupont Rubbing Compound, then Dupont Polishing Compound. Is this
Q6.I know of serveral types of sanding blocks. In this context, what
is meant, brand??
Q7. I am assuming that laquer is both too expensive and too obsolete.
Which brand enamel primer and paint are to be used (remember, no
Q7a. I use hardener in my tractor enamel to get better shine and a
harder surface. Is this the best practice for fiberglass?
Q8. If I drape off the part of the garage with heavy plastic like I see
the commercial building folks do, can I use an HVLP?
Q9. What is you most trusted DIY web URL on this topic?