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Old 07-05-2013, 10:57 PM   #29
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Corvettes haven't been all made out of fiberglass for years now. If he told you that, NOW I'd really worry. A number of the body parts are now made of carbon fiber.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:04 AM   #30
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:07 PM   #32
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Corvettes haven't been all made out of fiberglass for years now. If he told you that, NOW I'd really worry. A number of the body parts are now made of carbon fiber.
Carbon fiber is the same exact thing as fiberglass, except you use lighter & stronger carbon fibers instead of glass fibers. Resins & coatings are otherwise the same.
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Aside from what resin or reinforcing fibre is used in a Corvette body, the material is painted, and thus not likely gelcoated.

For many years, the Corvette body material has been various types of SMC, which - like any other "fiberglass" is fibres in a resin... often polyester. So yes, Corvette bodies are still mostly fiberglass, and like any other resin/fibre composite care needs to be taken with chemicals used on the surface. I wouldn't be surprised if the specific materials in a Corvette are more resistant to damage by gasoline than our gelcoat, but I don't know.
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I wouldn't be surprised if the specific materials in a Corvette are more resistant to damage by gasoline than our gelcoat, but I don't know.
It's probaby the paint more than anything that protects the car from the gasoline. After all, gas gets slopped all over the side of motor vehicles at service station fillups.
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And luckily they make duct tape in camo now too. Perfect tool for the redneck toolbox.
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