As a complete body-work novice, I did my Fiero's roof with Eastwood epoxy primer and single-stage black urethane, and I was happy with the result. I had to wet-sand to remove the orange peel, but once I did, the result was half-way decent. https://www.fieromontreal.c...25.msg31775#msg31775
fiberglassed the kit car door skin tops to the stock fiero door skins so now i just need to do the front and back then i can sand it and smooth it all out but now the kit car door skins attach like GM intended
I dunno how the fiero panels attach, but on my car theres a lip at the upper inside thats fits into the metals frame and screws on the underside. Theres huge pieces of rubber on the front of mine to block the air coming in through the door panels. Do you have that problemo?
yes the fiero door skin attaches like you said what i did was attach the kit car door skin to the fiero skin i had to trim the top of the kit car door skin then they were bonded to the fiero skins now i am just going around the edges with fiberglass to fill any space cracks and secure t just a bit more but more for to make it like one piece
the door skins will be ready by tomorrow for primer as they are coming out nice the edge are all fiberglassed now and i am just using a bit of filler to get them straight . will just need to do a bit of work to the rear section where the quarter scoops are then just 220 then 320 all of it and primer then block sand
Bodywork done on one door and the other is 90 percent done just need to sand it and check it and maybe more filler but i think it won't need any more then just sanding it this last time but i won't know if it will need any more filler until i do the sanding and look for high and low spots . I have used almost 3 gallons of filler now most of it ended up on the floor from sanding and shaping and i know this to be true as i am the one who has to sweep the floor and i have swept up lots of filler dust .
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i took a few pictures of what i am doing in the scoop area as i need to do all the fiberglass / body work to make them look like this is the way it came . the pictures show what i made and the scoop without it and with it .
Thats definitely looking way better, maybe too deep tho? Are you going to put a grille back there, or do the fins start way back there? I know its a real pain in the arse but the time spent now on the little things makes a yuuge difference. Your cars looking awesome
I was trying to make it to the Home Depot show on mothers day but it is not going to happen because i am trying to do a really good job and trying to not have wavy body work and a nice paint job so instead of feeling like i am in a big rush and screwing the body or paint up i am just gonna take my time it will be done when it is done
Well things are going slower than i always think they are going to go, as i fine tune the body trying to get it as straight as possible and that seems to take more time than i think it is going to take and some is due to not doing this every day but i will just keep pushing on and do my best at getting it straight
I wish i never did this but i switched the primer i was using i was using DupliColor sandable primer works good and i switched to Plastikote sandable primer is Junk it's not so sandable maybe it will be sandable tomorrow
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well today i sanded most of the Plastikote sandable primer off it was clogging 80 grit what crap i will get the rest off tomorrow i will say i have learned a lesson even if it says Automotive sandable primer try it on something small first as that stuff is crap
i was going to spray high build primer yesterday but got called away by my dad saying he could not breath so i called 911 and went make sure he was alright he is 89 years old and still wants to work like he is 35 + he has Bronchitis so after the big scare i stayed with him the rest of the day and he is fine now with today being mothers day i won't try to get someone to help me with the pulling rear body as am painting body off
Yaaa it is supposed to be warm tomorrow and i have only 3 state inspection in the morning so i will set the body up and sand anything that needs it wipe it down with wax & grease cleaner tack cloth it and spray it with high build primer