Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

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Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Postby Sidney'61 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:50 pm

Hi,

I'm hoping to respray my traveller.
I have sprayed a saloon before so I'm comfortable with prepping and painting steel, but this has fibreglass wings and of course an aluminium roof. What are the best methods to use for stripping, prepping and painting each of these?

Thanks,
Andy
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Re: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Postby kennatt » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:59 am

same procedure but don't use Etch primer on the fiberglass or wet flat it ,it absorbs water.It's also recommended to put a plasticizer in celly on top of F/G but I've used it without with no problems on a couple of scimitars,but probably better to take the advice of the paint suppliers. Good luck with it

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Re: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Postby John Naylor » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:38 pm

Not only ali roof, of course, but side panels and rear door panels too..

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Re: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Postby Sidney'61 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:09 pm

Thanks for the responses :)

My next question then is whats the best way to remove old paint from fibreglass?
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Re: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Postby tysonn » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:45 am

Same method as removing it from steel.You dont have to remove it unless its oil based and youre using celly or two pack.Youre just flatting to give a good surface for the new stuff.
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Re: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Postby ajsreeve » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:45 am

Hi guys,

Just read through this post. I also had a question about prep and painting. I am currently in the process of restoring my 1958 Morris 1000. At the moment I am attempting to remove the paint, rust, sealant, wax etc... myself to save on costs when I send her off to be welded and painted. Although it will be at least a month before she goes to be welded, I wondered what precautions I should take to protect the bare steel? I don't want to leave it as i'm sure surface rust would develop. So should I apply a rust proofing coat? or a primer? If so, any recommendations as to what? I'm just looking for something to protect the metal temporarily... i'm not sure what the paint shop require as i'm still awaiting a reply to my email... :x

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Re: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Postby Redmoggy » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:08 pm

Quick coat of etch primer would go someway to protect the surface and should not cause issues for the paint shop.

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Re: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Postby ajsreeve » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:02 pm

Thanks Rod.

Will look into it.

Alex


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