I am thinking of starting to make custom stuff outta fiber glass. Something fun to do plus I need to make some things for my quad. Anyways I am looking for some tips and tricks for this.
I have never done it or seen it done so here is what I think you do
1. Fiberglass mat or cloth
2. resin and hardener.
3. Bondo (body filler), hardener.
4. Disposable gloves
5. Something to make a modle with (wood, clay, foam)
6. Sanding supplys (36 or 40 and 80 or 100 grit paper)
7. WD40 (keeps resin from sticky to stuff, like PAM)
Make a modle of what you want to make. Spray WD40 on modle if your not going to use it as part of your creation.
Cut out a piece of Fiberglass and dip it into resin. Modle fiberglass over modle.
Let dry (2 - 4 hours)
Sand and make smooth.
Apply another layer, Cut fiberglass, dip in resin, apply to dry fiberglass.
let dry again
Repeat if needed. 2 layers minimun for most application, should never need to exceed 10 layers.
After all layers are made sand and make smooth. Use bondo to smooth out low spots and to shape your creation.
Paint with primer.....sand........then paint.
I can not wait to try this. Seems like fun