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Technical Glass Frontend Rescue Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ol55, May 31, 2020.

  1. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 5,674

    from Oregon

    Mine looked like this when I test fitted it to my '39 Chevy. Talk about crappy fit!


    I ended up cutting the hood off, and sold the fenders to some dork making a "R" rod. After a lot of work I gotthe hood "bent" to fit my car's cowl and grille.
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  2. ol55
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 475

    from Virginia

    Some great examples here. Was planning on getting the paint off and leaving it. If I can’t do that I need to prep for the next step. Which is; A) Resin and hardener, B) Gelcoat, C) Two part Epoxy or D) something else? Which is beat for this?
  3. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,456

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    ONLY resin/hardnener if youre putting matt on. Painting with resin is just making it brittle and not helping anything. Gelcoat could work. Epoxy, if youre doing a repair.

    Id see how it looks, repairs from the inside as needed, add some matt in places if you feel they need more strength. then go at it with heavy build primer
  4. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,458

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Gel coat is best, can go in any direction from there.
  5. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,954

    The Shift Wizard

    With bad cracks like I saw in an early photo, the glass fibers are all broken and resin alone is not a strong fix. You have to 'bridge' the backside with FG mat and then V-cut the outside to remove any weak, 'resin fixes'. Then overfill the V with fresh fiber and just enough resin. You will have a ridgeline to grind down but there's no getting around that.
    Like Mongo says, "Fiber strong. Resin, no strong".
    Just thinking about it makes me itchy. :confused:

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