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negativezeroz
10-10-2005, 09:52 AM
I started my first fiberglass enclosure yesterday. Already have parts that sag because I didnt get the mat tight enough. :crap: But Once I'm doe laying the several layers, what grit of sandpaper do I use to get it ready for paint? And what are the right ways to paint it? Like sand, primer, paint, clear, etc... Thanks.

ruckus
10-10-2005, 09:53 AM
80 grit on glass, bondo, 80 grit, primer, 200 grit, 400 grit, paint, 1000 grit wetsand, 1500 grit wetsand, clear (if using) 2000 grit wetsand


most of the times you need multiple coats of primer, paint, and clearcoat

negativezeroz
10-10-2005, 09:54 AM
thanks man :)

saywhat?
10-10-2005, 09:54 AM
I started my first fiberglass enclosure yesterday. Already have parts that sag because I didnt get the mat tight enough. :crap: But Once I'm doe laying the several layers, what grit of sandpaper do I use to get it ready for paint? And what are the right ways to paint it? Like sand, primer, paint, clear, etc... Thanks.


40 to shape
80 to smooth
prime it.
220 wet
prime it
400 wet

negativezeroz
10-10-2005, 09:56 AM
alright cool...I will hopefully have all the layers on today and sand tomorrow....along with bondo

ruckus
10-10-2005, 09:59 AM
40 to shape
80 to smooth
prime it.
220 wet
prime it
400 wet
thats some bad shape if you need 40grit to shape it LOL. 80grit on a sander has always been good for my glassing.

bjfish11
10-10-2005, 10:59 AM
thats some bad shape if you need 40grit to shape it LOL. 80grit on a sander has always been good for my glassing.
x2

jellyfish420
10-10-2005, 04:38 PM
thats some bad shape if you need 40grit to shape it LOL. 80grit on a sander has always been good for my glassing.
if you don't have a sander and are doing it by hand...40 isn't a bad idea. it'll speed up the process quite a bit.

ruckus
10-10-2005, 05:33 PM
hand sanding isnt worth it. $20 orbital sander will make up for itself in the hours you would save in sanding.

negativezeroz
10-10-2005, 05:54 PM
well I spent all my money on jigsaw, FG mat, FG Resin, and lil other things so gonna have to hand sand this time...

saywhat?
10-10-2005, 09:17 PM
40 grit is NOT a bad idea on a power sander my friend. yes 80 will knock down what 40 will..............and lose a lot of roughness in the process. im sure noone here can spread bondo perfectly. this is what 40 grit is for, you know where u spread to swipes beside each other, and have the ridge between the two, not to mention it makes your 80 last longer and work more efficient.