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Re: Brush painting a fibre-glass bodied car

Posted by on Fri, May 30 2014 at 09:39 AM CDT:

In Reply to: Brush painting a fibre-glass bodied car posted by Brian Townsend on Fri, May 30 2014 at 09:34 AM CDT:

: This is a repeat request for information on how to brush-paint, to an acceptable FSCC standard, my GRP-bodied car.
: I have to state that professional or home spray-painting is not an option for me.
: There must be members of the Club who have done this and I am asking for full guidance on what has to be done. This is because the information given on the many websites that I have looked at has left me confused to the point of despair.
: I plan to use Tekaloid coachpaint as the final application but one supplier of Tekaloid states that an epoxy primer is required. Whilst this is widely stated to be required for metal-bodied cars as a rust preventative, it is also a catalyst-based product - thus not suitable for brush-painting. I am not aware of an epoxy primer that does not require a catalyst and would also question the need for a coat of rust-proofing. There may well be another reason to use a primer - that I don't know!
: Will a member with brush-painting experience on GRP cars please provide me with a breakdown of all the necessary steps (assume that I am a complete ignoramus about painting) plus details of the materials/products used, how many coats of which, recommended suppliers and quantities needed. I do know about Hamilton and Purdy brushes but other peoples experience will be of value.
: I hope that one or more of you can help me out with this problem - thank you.

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