A few minutes ago, I was sanding away the loose chunks of material on the hood of my '86 GT in preparation for restoring the original contours and applying paint products. In the process, between the paint/primer and the stranded 'glass, I noticed what appeared to be a layer of gelcoat. Is this correct, factory work, or a prior owner's (or shop's) attempt at a repair? Just want to know before I proceed. Thanks in advance - Chris
Post a pic of what you are coming across. I don't remember the SMC having a Gel coat, but it has been a while since I painted one, namely my 1985 Fiero. Man I miss that car; only had 4 cylinder but paid $1800 for 18k miles on it back in early 1990's.
What image-hosting site works best with this forum and a Samsung Galaxy? And then, how does one throw pics on a post here?
Past a reply and then use the image uploader button. You can also go to the red/white/blue button at the bottom of the page and post using the PFF internal poster but there are size limits. I suggest using the Upload Image button is both easier and quicker.
I worked in a Chevrolet plastics plant for a few years where SMC van engine covers and Mailbu and Monte Carlo noses were molded out of SMC. Although it was fairly rough and the fiberglass was visible when the strips were put into the molds they came out relatively smooth after the pressure and heat were applied. They were nowhere near as smooth as the nylon Fiero quarters I later ran at the Pontiac pressed metal plant out of Dupont Bexloy nylon from 85-88 though.