All fabricators! Need your input!
As you know, I have been a huge fan of wrapping my center consoles and what not. Now it has become an issue because I have scratched and damaged so many interior pieces, that everything needs to be redone, but I would like your advice.
1) All my body panels, especially the rear, are all damaged, scratched, and nicked. I obviously want to correct that. Every panel in the Dodge has this funny texture to it. Its supposed to look like leather. How do I go about getting it perfectly smooth? Basically I want to do everything in a gloss black. All smooth, no more stupid leather look. Is it as simple as simply sanding it down? I also want to do the same to the doors and basically any type of plastic panel in the car. What potential issues should I watch out for.
2) I have my C-Pillars that need to be customized. Basically I am building the screens into them, since the seats can not hold them. I have been seeing a technique where they get the shape they want for an item by using a stretchy material, can you guys better explain that technique to me? From tutorials, I see that you have like something creating the shape, then use resin and fiberglass sheets in sections and build it up in layers. Resin, glass, resin, glass. How does it work though when its the stretch material thats the mold? Also once its done and dry, how do you get the imperfections out? Sanding?
3) My dashboard has holes all over it from experimenting. I wanted to fill those holes, sand the whole thing smooth and paint gloss black to match the rest of the car. How do I go about doing this? My idea was to use card board to fill in the hole temporarily, then build it up with resin and fiberglass. What I am wonder though, is will the resin stick to actual dash board? Like what do I do to make sure the patches never separates from the dash? I do not want to use things like bondo, or epoxies, because from what I recall from Nexson is that the sun and heat will cause it to separate.
4) As you guys know, my center console is wrapped in vinyl. I was on youtube and I realize that a fiberglass console would look sooooo much nicer and last longer from wear and tear, I currently have a console mad in the shape I want. Is it as simple as simply ripping all the vinyl off and using the fleece? Then building it up the fiberglass? Like how to I go about that?
5) Also, I am building my side camera holders. They will replace my mirrors. Is there anything special I have to do since its an item that is on the exterior of the car? Also how do I get the fiberglass to stick to the partial existing housing that I am using?
Anyways, any help would be greatly appreciated.