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Old 07-01-2020, 08:28 AM
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What's wrong with "marine products" like the epoxy with microbaloons filler from West Systems. They seem to use it a lot for boats and I don't see much different for auto use on fiberglass. That outfit has a lot good looking things. I get a sortof mag from them ever now and then, mostly about boats but every now and then air and car stuff.
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Well hopefully he figured it out in the last 12 years since he posted this.
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:10 AM
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Well hopefully he figured it out in the last 12 years since he posted this.


See post # 22. New guy posted up yesterday, this question.


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Old 07-01-2020, 09:20 AM
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See post # 22. New guy posted up yesterday, this question.


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nope, same guy, many years and a different truck and cap later, he's finally fulfilling his dream of slicing and dicing a cap.

And it looks like he's doing ok so far.

I'd second the corvette forum to ask if there's a reccomendation.
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:31 AM
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nope, same guy, many years and a different truck and cap later, he's finally fulfilling his dream of slicing and dicing a cap.



And it looks like he's doing ok so far.



I'd second the corvette forum to ask if there's a reccomendation.


I’m bad. Didn’t notice that, just the statement about dredging up an old thread. Didn’t recognize his name either as a regular current poster. But nice to have the learning topic though.


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Old 07-01-2020, 03:57 PM
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How bout this. 3M Milled Fiberglass Body Filler, 05815, 1 qt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YJ3B3W..._LGp.EbPH14HEF
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Old 07-01-2020, 06:34 PM
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Checked with an old friend in the fiberglass part industry, and he said to just use a good quality "bondo", sand well, and prime well.
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How bout this. 3M Milled Fiberglass Body Filler, 05815, 1 qt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YJ3B3W..._LGp.EbPH14HEF
Fiberglass fillers like this are good if you wish to add stiffness to a panel or otherwise reinforce the workpiece. If neither is needed than using it will add undue cost in the material itself, the sandpaper to surface it and time to sand it. Glass is hard on abrasives.
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Old 07-02-2020, 01:26 PM
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Thanks for the input.

To ensure I had something to work with this weekend, I ended up getting a gallon of Evercoat 100110, light weight filler. The cap does not need any further stiffening or reinforcement, so a light weight filler should suffice.

I may also experiment with thinning it a bit with left over polyester resin to make it level easier.

I'm just looking to smooth out the few low areas at the seams and also fill the random bubble spots that occurred on the inside of the window mold.
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