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Old 05-17-18, 10:48 PM
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How hard is fiberglassing

Rather than weld new rear 1/4s where mine were cut, another member gave me the advice to fill the gap with foam/clay, sand it and fiberglass the body kit on. I want to do it , but, just wondering, with 0 fiberglass experience, how hard would this be for me?
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Not a good solution. The resin expands and contracts at different rates than steel. It will look fine for a while. Then cracks will show.

​​​​​​​I tried a fiberglass repair on my first car. It cracked.

If the panels are steel, have them welded on. Then fill with a quality filler.
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Not a good solution. The resin expands and contracts at different rates than steel. It will look fine for a while. Then cracks will show.

I tried a fiberglass repair on my first car. It cracked.

If the panels are steel, have them welded on. Then fill with a quality filler.
is the Shine widebody FRP, not steel. Either way i'll have to use fiberglass to mold them, not wanting to go the rivet route. So, filling the gap from the cut 1/4 to the FRP panel with fiberglass would basically just extend the amount I'd use to start with. No real other way to mold the panel seamlessly regardless of the cut 1/4.
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