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  • #234347
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I FOUND COLOR !!

    I am inside doing some drywalling. I walked through the garage with a sanding sponge and a damp rag, when I decided to hit the area where the mirrors and lamps used to sit on my fenders with the sander. (It looks terrible already and I figured I would fill the holes before VA Beach anyway.) I sanded and wiped with the cloth and walked away. A couple hours later I was in the garage again and couldn’t believe my eyes. Gloss ! Color ! WOW !
    I was under the impression that this thing was too far gone to get color out of it again. I may have to take the time and wet sand the fenders before the trip.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #252102
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Wow. gelcoat has secrets yet to divulge. 

    #252103
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    GelCoat is WAY WAY thicker than paint. It is often VERY possible to bring a gelcoat finish back from the point of no return! 

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #252104
    Rich Gearheart
    Participant

    @argee

    Nice surpise, seems like a good cleaner wax might just do the trick. 

    #252105
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    I wet sanded using the same drywall sponge but the results were not what I expected.
    Got a smoother color throughout, but no gloss.
    I’m going to try dry sanding again with the orbital and see what happens.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #252106
    Larry Murphy
    Participant

    @larry-murphy

     Bill, After you wet sand, try using rubbing compound  to being back the gloss. If you are not sanding completely thru the gelcoat,there should be some shine left.

    #252107
    john barry
    Participant

    @jebarry

    and  then polishing compound…

    #252108
    Marc Lipsius
    Participant

    @mrlmd

    Or after you get done with all that work, paint it.

    #252109
    ray10
    Participant

    @ray10

    Don’t go to far or you will loose all that patina you’re car has. Cry

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    #252110
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Hey, if I go too far, it’ll still look look like it id.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #252111
    Marc Lipsius
    Participant

    @mrlmd

    I love my patina – very authentic (old) looking, and it matters not how much I compound it or wax it, it still looks the same, So I am just laving it that way and wash it off every once in a while to preserve its’ look.

    #252112
    john barry
    Participant

    @jebarry

    I like the subtle aged looked -patina with a little provenance thrown  in .  Gives our cars the nice vintage appeal.

    Heading out  to do errands I often get  the flick of the headlights from admiring drivers and the occcasional wave with the yell “Nice car!”.

    jebarry2012-10-19 10:41:47

    #252113
    Dan Rosa
    Participant

    @dan-r

     Well wet sanding takes time ,but 2000 grit leaves a nice base for a nice shine using Dupont polish . Dan

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