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66 Racer

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From: West Covina, California
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posted 08-17-2001 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66 Racer   Click Here to Email 66 Racer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I was looking though the Mustang Plus Catalog last night and began to wonder what kind of finishing do their fiberglass parts need? Lets say I buy the 3in hood and their R model racing apron, which im planning on getting, what would i need to do to mount them and get them to look good on the car. I know i could have called them, but I rather have asked you guys since Im not going to be getting them too soon.


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posted 08-17-2001 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fiberglass parts are notorious for being really rough when you get them. They usually need a lot of filling primer and block sanding to get out ripples and molding marks.

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posted 08-20-2001 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one of their r model aprons for use with a bumper for a 67-68. once I got one that molded properly, it took about 2 hours of labor to be prepped for paint and installed. It was only minorly (is that a word?) wavy, the longest part was deciding how to make the cut for the hood latch support. If I wasn't so anal, my buddy probably could have had it done in a couple minutes. The surface prep wasn't hard or really that much work.
as always, YMMV

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