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Protecting finished panels

Stros

New Member
#1
I have a 1948 pickup that I have been working on and just finished spraying the bed panels. They are all apart and cleared. I want to protect them as i work on the cab and hood. I only have time to do a few pieces at a time. I will reassemble when everything is complete. What is the best way to wrap them to keep the panels from any scratches or damage. Will it be okay to wrap them in foam packaging then wrap them in plastic or better to use moving pads or some type of cloth? The clear is only a week old at this time.
 
#2
Absolutely no covers. That clear is still fresh and needs to breathe. Wrapping tightly would probably leave marks. It will also trap moisture. You can use a sheet cover while you work but uncover when you're done for the day. That's my opinion.
 

Stros

New Member
#3
How long do you need to let fresh clear breathe? I figure it takes some time to fully cure but I have no experience so any ideas would be helpful
 
#4
I would put the finished panels in directs sunlight to speed the curing process and shorten the time to which you can store them covered. How long, I don't know, but try a week in the sun at least. Move them inside at night if you want to minimize dust and dirt building up on them. This is what I did with my 53 chevy pickup truck parts. After a week in the sun, I moved them to the basement for safe keeping until I cut and buffed them.
 
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