painting Fiberglass tender shell

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painting Fiberglass tender shell

Post by Postwarbob » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:49 am

PREPPING fiberglass for rattle can finishing . I am looking for info on painting a fiberglass tender. Do you scuff with sand paper , then spray primer and then the finish coat. I plan on using Rust O from Ace Hardware . Thanks for any ideas on this process . Bob...

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Re: painting Fiberglass tender shell

Post by Bob D. » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:34 pm

Make sure you de-wax it well to remove any mold release. Wipe down with acetone.
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Re: painting Fiberglass tender she

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:52 am

Fiberglass is pretty forgiving/accepting of paint. Definitely you will need to wipe down the surface with acetone, before the undercoat.

Also,easy enuf to mix a color into your finial coats of resin.

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Re: painting Fiberglass tender shell

Post by jcfx » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:25 am

Agree on removing any wax mold release, one exception is if you used PVA as a release, just wash it off
with warm water and a even light scuff of the surface and you're good to go for primer.
I've always liked high build auto primer.

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Re: painting Fiberglass tender shell

Post by milwiron » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:32 pm

Prep-Sol by Dupont is an excellent prepaint cleaner that removes silicone based releases, wax and oils of all types. Prep-Sol can be found in auto parts stores and auto paint dealers.
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