Hey guys, I am sanding the body with 100 grit, as per the Suggestion Manual. One thing I've noticed is many little tiny holes in the gel coat. Not deep or anything, but I'm wondering if the primer would fill these little holes or should I use filler/putty on them first?
Coupe 418; Ford Racing 302, Cobra discs, Whitby SAI, Levy 5-link, Koni kit
"We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard....." - JFK
Primer will not fill them is my experience. Take a very stiff bristle wire brush and tap the areas where the pinholes are. This will expose more of the air bubbles in the gel coat and allow you to fill em in now instead of when its in primer. The outer lip around the tail of my black body Coupe was awful. I completely reshaped it with filler it was so bad.
Complete Coupe #485
Delivery to first legal drive in one year
Belize blue pearl with Arctic White stripes
331ci, T5Z, .79 5th gear, Wilwoods, and 3 link with 3.73s
Yea, great manual if want to know how to mount the inside rear view mirror, or how to install the screen mesh for the hood side gill opening But practically useless for actually building a car. Thank God for thoses that worked it through and share their experiences here.
Sherwin Williams automotive does have a excellent high build/filler epoxy primer that will fill small holes. I used it when repairing fiberglass on some 68 Shelby parts, worked very well to fill pinholes. Just spray on a couple of coats, let harden and sand down. If the pinholes are larger that that (I found one about 1/3 in in size when working on the door fitment of my coupe) than you will need to use a good bondo such as Rage to fill these larger holes before using the epoxy primer.
Euh, not quite but I hope soon. Got to get done with the stupid EGR pipe then I can drop the engine in. I'm into the harnesses, not sure how much dieting i'll do, at least not until I get the engine started. Did a neat trunk expansion, but my battery box is a bit rough...
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