So I have purchased a 1981 Van Diemen Formula Ford (an open wheel race car) to take vintage racing. It's in wonderful mechanical shape, but the seller had an off in the spring, and the fiberglass got scratched up pretty badly.
I learned a lot on the TR6 (and a lot of what not to do). This is a race car, and will be chipped, covered in racing rubber, like run off track on occasion, etc. It's never going to run at Goodwood.
I'm no fiberglass expert, but I believe the black is gel coat not paint, and the red is paint. The scratches are through the gel coat. I may or may not go back with Black. I've got most of the logbooks, and may go back to one of the earlier liveries for the car.
Pics of the "before" and some pictures of the scratched pieces are attached.
I'm thinking single stage for the ease of repaint. But need some advice on prep before I shoot a primer and single stage. I'm not sure where to start because of the gel coat.