I've put it off long enough, the paint job that is.
If anyone has a suggestion in the LA area it would be appreciated.
Also, a while back some joker mentioned that you can't just have any
schmoe paint a 'vette due to the glass body.
Can anyone validate the differrence between painting a glass body
opposed to a metal body? What 'special' skills does a painter need to
have to paint glass? I know a guy that does AMAZING work on surfboards
should he be painting 'vettes on the side?
Ya know, they paint fiberglass boats all the time. If you can't find a
good auto body shop to do it, check with the marine places. If you
want to do it yourself, check into marine paints for fiberglass. No
problem, mon. People always think that vette's are real exotic because
of that fiberglass body, but forget that boats get dinged, fixed, and
painted all the time.
It isn't the painting, it is the prep work. Many painting a car sand to get
the paint to adhere. However, a metal body you can sand to bare metal if
you want and unless you are using high speed sanding equipment, the surface
will remain true.
Fiberglass, there is no "bottom" so to speak, and you can sand in dips and
valleys in the surface, so that when you paint it, it looks like it has been
This is why you need someone experience with fiberglass so they don't make
the body look wavy.
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