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Paint split off even after new paint by FieroProblems
Started on: 08-14-2014 02:15 AM
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Report this Post08-14-2014 02:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroProblemsClick Here to Email FieroProblemsSend a Private Message to FieroProblemsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello
I have 3 Fieros and 2 of them have same problem. The paint split off on more places. I can see bare fiberglass and if i try to remove the paint that not hold it goes more and more.

One place i have repair and it was great .. for one week . After one week i see it again.

How to do correct paint job on Fiero from bare fiberglass beginning ? What for paint to use and how to ?

I have try to find here this information , i do not find it with the same problem.

HELP please
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Report this Post08-14-2014 04:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PonnariSend a Private Message to PonnariEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello, and wecome to the forum! Almost everything you want to know has been covered here, its a great place!

for starters, see the link below, it might help.
[url=http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Archives/Archive-000002/HTML/20090907-1-069277.html][/url]

Hope this is of some help. Also do a google search for " Pennocks Fiero body repair" or fiberglass, chips in body, etc.
just start your google search with "Pennocks Fiero ......."
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Sorry, link didn't post right. Hope it works this time

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Report this Post08-14-2014 07:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
FYI, it is not fiberglass. It is SMC (Sheet Molded Compound), which will require specific products. The underlying structure of the SMC may be bad and you have to take out more of it to fix the problem, or replace the panel. I had a flaking hood once and I just replaced it, as there was no quick fix (other than removing all the bad material and making sure it is sealed properly).

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Report this Post08-14-2014 03:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What it is, and why you see glass strands showing, is its fiberglass 'reinforced' SMC compound. The hood, roof and trunk lid are fiberglass reinforced. Fenders and doors are not. If you break a fender, it just snaps off being plastic. The reinforced ones will break leaving raw fibers showing around the break.
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Report this Post08-15-2014 12:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PonnariSend a Private Message to PonnariEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The link I posted above and the links in the article talk about SMC. In my opinion it repairs and works a lot like repairing fiberglass but using chemicals and fillers for SMC. I've done several roof sections and if preped correctly they came out great. 99% of having a good looking repair is in the prep.

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Report this Post08-15-2014 03:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Tha DriverClick Here to visit Tha Driver's HomePageSend a Private Message to Tha DriverEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
SMC is fiberglass molded in press-fit molds with mold release integral with the mix. As such, it takes special products in order to get the best adhesion...
http://gafieroclub.org/bbs/index.php?topic=469.0
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