What’s the correct way to handle fibreglass repair?
This Griffith 500 suffered minor damage to the nose that looked unsightly but definitely didn’t warrant the replacement of the panel. The owner asked us to repair it properly and permanently.
Firstly, all the damaged fibreglass and cracks were ground back to good material. Then we gradually layered up fibreglass matt and resin to achieve an invisible repair and rebuild the panel back up to the finished surface. Finally, we used a tissue top layer just as the original panel would have had, to ensure that no chopped strand pattern ever shows through the finish. This creates a surface that is virtually ready for paint with very minimal stopper.
The front of the car was then repainted in its original factory colour.