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C2 fibreglassing and prep.


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L88

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Sat 15 Sep 18 20:20

Re: C2 fibreglassing and stuff


Evening Tony, good idea but I've had the nuts of the negative comments due to lack of paint/project cars so I don't allow people in the garage! Wife doesn't even know what's in there.

Blasters use all sorts, soda, plastic beads even shells. I've done one door on the outside but I want the metal door frames blasted as well then Henry Hoover can taste some sand and soda.

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Sun 16 Sep 18 15:13

Re: C2 fibreglassing and stuff


Fours hours later and bonding strips visible.

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Sun 16 Sep 18 15:15

Re: C2 fibreglassing and stuff


Before I carry on is there anyone else out there at this stage or about to embark on a repaint?

The car is wet so it's easier to see the original seams and panels. If it were a truck at this stage I guess I could just clear coat it and ask 25k for it?

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Wed 19 Sep 18 19:50

Re: C2 fibreglassing and stuff


Managed to get a few hours in this afternoon. Both rear fenders now stripped and ready for replacement flares. Luckily I have molds for the rear arches so it won't take long. I took Tony's advice and scrapped the paint off the door rather than get it blasted. The outer door skin took approx 40 minutes due to the fact that it only had one layer of original paint. Hooray as the rear fenders had at least four layers of filler, paint and gel coat. As always it's taking far more time than I had envisaged but it is addictive and for me the sharp contours make it all worthwhile.


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Mon 01 Oct 18 15:41

Re: C2 fibreglassing and prep.


I nipped home for a long lunch break and jetsprayed the door off. I found rivets I had never seen before. On schedule for the big repaint.

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Sun 14 Oct 18 16:16

Re: C2 fibreglassing and prep.


Spent the afternoon in the rain cleaning these wheels that haven't been cleaned in years, then removed the super old Dunlops and replaced with BFG gold lines.

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These narrow tyres can be a complete pig to get a seal for inflation, I find the best way is to use a ratchet strap to tighten the circumference which in turn splays out the bead.

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