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maximus_12-12 04-08-2011 04:11 PM

removing fiberglass from steel
I'm interested in purchasing cj3a at a real low price. The question I have is that the previous owner had wrapped the entire body in a real thin layer of fiberglass. All of the original body is there just coated with a about a 1/8 inch layer. What would be the best way to remove it? It does have some minor rust spots that require some refabing but I would like to bring it back to original and remove the fiberglass. Just curious of any faster tricks other than slowly sanding and grinding everything.

randy and teri 04-14-2011 11:49 AM

due to either the time and/or money involved in removing someone elses shitty topcoat, i wouldnt take that if it was free.
if you really want to remove it, have it sandblasted.
i am guessing if you coat it in aircraft stripper and leave it on longer than normal or maybe apply more than once, it will dissolve the gelcoat and soften the fiberglass.

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