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Trying to think ahead a little, I am wondering about body prep work. I would like to do it myself for the experience and I am wondering if there is a resin on the market that already has fiberglass fibers in it. I understand from a fiberglass body man that the best way to hide the seams is to lay a fiberglass fiber/resin mixture in a shallow ditch ground out where the seam was. Then use bondo to smooth the surface out. :confused:
 

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Hey Cop w/a Cobra, I did mine,used a dremel with
a ball tool and ground out the seem about 1/16
than used bondo and no problem others will tell
you to use more fancy ways of filling but mine
looks great and cost about 10.00 for the bondo
for the whole car and easy to work with
 

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You could end up with a "picturing" problem just using bondo or another standard body filler. I do these cars in my sleep and faithfully use 3m's vinylester blister repair filler. a gallon will do 3 cars. use it for the seam area and deep work like you described, then fair it out with a high quality body filler like Rage. the vinylester repair filler has chopped fiber in it and uses a resin that is compatible with the body. cheers, SRP
 

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SRP..

Does the product you mention replace the West System process? Your way seems like a straight forward fix rather than the West System process..?
 

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I'm not sure about an epoxy with fiberglass in it, but I used a body filler product called Duraglass. It's a body filler with milled fiberglass in it. I applied three coats of the west systems epoxy into the ground out seams until they were fairly level. I applied the Duraglass on top of that to fair it out. It's hard to sand, but easier to work with than the epoxy.
 

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Hey guys thanks for all the ideas. The duraglass or vinylester blister repair filler sounds like the answer. Just a thought about West Systems. I have been told that there is a problem with using it. Apparently, the seam starts to show through after awhile. That is why I was shying away from it. Is this good information.
 
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