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re-glassed fenders???

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by DIRT YOTA, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Jul 24, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    DIRT YOTA

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    So thinking of buying some 3.5" flare 3"rise used glassworks front fenders. Guy says they are used but not beat up, no cracks. But, he reglassed em for strength.......they just need to be sanded. Anyone heard of doing this, how much sanding time does this type of deal take. Also anyone know what a bodyshop for such would charge to do something like this, with paint or without. Thanks, never dealt with fiberglass before.
     
  2. Jul 24, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    Sanding fiberglass really depends on how good of a fiberglass job it is. If it was of a pretty high quality job with few imperfections it should only take you a few minutes. It is pretty difficult (for me, at least) to work with fiberglass without the proper tools, but is still feasible, but finish work will take awhile.

    Just buy a random orbit sander, and a NOISH respirator. It will make your life way easier.

    If he's a guy in town, take a look at them, you can tell how much work it needs just by looking at it. If not, then get some macro pics.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    Here's the pics
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  4. Jul 24, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    Kind of hard to tell from the small pics...but the last one shows that it is already pretty smooth.

    Just needs the right grit sand paper and some paint.

    Google what grit you need, get a sanding block, and probably finish it by hand.

    If you're not comfortable with that, then yeah, I'd bring it to a paint shop, but that might be pricey because they probably don't paint such small things that often.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    you would think he would glass the inside not the outside. something sounds fishy. those fenders are strong and no reason to do that, mikesdoublecab has had them for years without a problem.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:05 AM
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    ^That's kinda what I was thinking. Guess have to see them in person to real see what's the deal.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    ...Yeah...sounds kind of iffy. He probably scratched/cracked the outside.

    Any matter, a fresh sheet of glass would fix it, but you'd better be getting them for DIRT cheap.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    how much is he asking for them?
     
  9. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    new glass on top of the origianl gelcoat will most likely delaminate.Of course with proper prep it could be fine(doubtfull), but I personally wouldn't bother with those. Just go get some new ones, they are pretty cheap.
    If you do buy them pe prepared for alot of sanding and buyers remourse:confused:

    good luck
     
  10. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    $150, cheap but don't want headache. thinking bout just waiting for something on dr or something......
     
  11. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    i'd pass...
     
  12. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    150 for those? you can get brand new ones for around 300..
     
  13. Jul 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    Wait for deals buddy because you can find a pair of used ones for super cheap in great condition. I picked up a pair a long time ago for $75 so the deals are out there.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    Yup gonna wait for a deal on a cleaner set. Thanks for all the advise guys.
     
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