I'm not sure if the comments presented in this article apply to all fiberglass, but my experience has been completely different. I restored my 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe 25 years ago. I did a body off restoration so I rebuilt everything - engine, transmission, rear end, brakes, suspension. When it came to the body, I stripped it with fiberglass friendly stripper and had no problems. I removed all the gel coat in addition to the paint and primer. I did necessary repairs and worked all the factory gaps of swing metal so they were tight (3.5mm) and flush. I then primed the bare fiberglass with Dupont Corlar Epoxy primer and wet sanded it glass smooth. Then laid on Dupont Chroma Base (Riverside Red - the original color) and Dupont Chroma Clear. Wet sanded that and polished. After 25 years, the paint looks perfect and the car has received many awards. So my experience has been very positive and no more difficult that all the steel cars I have restored and painted.
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Aaron Robinson just lost all his cred with me. He sounds like a tree hugging progressive vegetarian. I have leather in my 17 year old Tahoe and 35 years in my 64 E-Type Roadster without any of his aforementioned detriments. I think he let his emotions get way ahead of any logical thinking he may have had. Better luck next time.
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