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Fibreglass Painting

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by stoakseya4, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    I'm getting some fibreglass parts (bumpers/spoliers) painted up, and the workshop mentioned that fibreglass can sometimes 'bubble-up' during the drying period.

    Is this normal ?

    Can air drying overcome this, rather than it going in the oven...?

    Any advise here wiould be great.

    Cheers
     
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  3. bigally

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    yep allowing fibre-glass to air dry is best, as heating can cause any in-laid bubbles to POP!!
     
  4. SteveTDCi

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    It can also distort the shape of the bumper
     
  5. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    I've spoken to a few paint shops since posting the thread and had similar responses, i.e. they don't like working with fibreglass...

    Surely it can't be that difficult to work with as fibreglass is used alot isn't it???
     

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