refinishing fiberglass hood

Exterior Body, Paint, Trim, Chrome

  1. YY1

    YY1 Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything special?

    I picked up a "factory" Super Pursuit hood for my Dakota.

    Interestingly, it's from one of the few (12?) red ones.
    The other several hundred were blue with white stripes.

    Anyway, I've never worked with fiberglass before, and I need to strip it so I can paint it Amber Blaze.

    Anything to watch out for or special procedures, or chemicals to use or stay away from?

    80 grit DA? Media blast? OK?

    Primers?


    Thaks much.
     
  2. Photon440

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    Why do you need to strip it? Is the existing paint too thick? I'd use a wax stripper and sand it down until it was smooth. If you do remove all of the paint, try not to go through the original gel coat underneath.
     
  3. 5.7 hemi

    5.7 hemi FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I would use 120 or 150 to give the primer/sealer something to bite into. Somebody on here will chime in that has alot more experience than I do and will "help" ya out.
     
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    I suppose just a scuff would do, however there are a few areas where it's already down to the white 'glass from wear and handling (!?).
     
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