First-time poster, thought this might help the other bodywork newbs. I drove forward over a parking space barrier, ripped off the chin scoop and punished myself by learning fiberglass and paint work (car was painted by its first owner).
- Booth made in my garage from plastic sheeting and a wet floor, and $75 amazon LED shop lights
- US Composites urethane resin and mat
- Swim noodle sanding block, the radius matches the scoop radius perfectly
- 3m urethane bondo
- Urechem filler primer, bases and clear (thanks to the first owner for including them with the car -- do this!)
- Harbor Freight $18 spray gun, HF water seperator, HF pressure regulator
- This forum and lots of youtube videos
- What you hear is true, I put about 40 hours into bodywork and prep, and the final bases and clears took about 90 minutes.
- Gun settings: 25 psi, medium to small fan, low paint volume until the clear (I was afraid of runs this detail area
- I haven't wet-sanded yet but outside the blend line it isnt needed
- I did about 4 bondo applications and sands and then three coats / sands of primer. I should have primered earlier because the primer made it lots easier to see.
- I followed urechems mixing instructions and those ratio seemed to work well
- The HF stuff all worked great. I dont know what I was missing by not spending more money, but for this job it was solid.
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