How to Use Glazing Putty to Fix Fiberglass Auto Parts

What You'll Need
Glazing putty
Protective gear and working gloves
Coarse and fine sandpaper
Clean sheet of clothe/material

Glazing Putty is used to fix fiberglass auto parts because of it provides a smooth finish that masks imperfections. It is produced with special chemicals that reduces shrinkage when the material bonds with the surface. This provides a smooth and blemish-free finish. The putty can be used for a wide range of auto repair applications, including scratches, glazes, dents, pits or imperfections on cars’ surfaces. It also gives a great finish on sheet metals, aluminum and auto body skin.

Step 1 – Inspection

Start by getting high quality glazing putty to use on the car. Buy one from hardware, garage or mechanic’s store. Get sandpaper as well.

It is important to prepare the fiberglass auto parts to be fixed or repaired. Clear out a spacious workplace and assemble all items. Make sure the glass material is clean especially at the point where it is to be joined to the car. A clean and wet sheet of clothe can be used to remove dust or dirt.

Step 2 – Prepare the Surface

If there are imperfections on the car’s surface then use sand paper to prepare the area. It is important to have a clean and smooth area when fixing fiberglass on automobile. Remove any traces of debris by using a brush. Get sandpaper to get a smooth surface at the point where fiberglass is to be fixed on the car. Scuff on the entire area and remove the fine particles using a brush. Get a dry piece of clothe and wipe away the remaining particles.

Step 3 – Using Glazing Putty

Put thin layers of glazing putty on the fiberglass surface. Make sure it is only applied at the point of contact with automobile. To avoid messing the entire fiberglass material, place it on a table and use hands to squeeze and spread glazing putty at the edges. Be sure to work quickly as well as it is best to fix the auto part when it is still wet.

Step 4 – Fix Auto Parts

Carefully lift the auto part and fix it to the car. If it is a one of the windows, open the door and place the auto part at the point of connections. Fix it by holding it down for a few minutes. More glazing putty can be applied to strengthen the point of contact.

Step 5 – Finish Up

Leave the auto part to dry. In case there are any spillages of glazing putty on the car, then use 400-grit or finer sand paper to scuff away the material. This removes any imperfection and provides a smooth and attractive finish. Get a clean piece of clothe to wipe away any debris or particles.