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Old 11-28-2006
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Fiber glass

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

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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.

Sand again.

Paint with primer.....sand........then paint.


I can not wait to try this. Seems like fun
 
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sounds like work!
 
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Its fun work :) Once I get good I will have some custom speaker boxes. Stuff stinks really bad lol
 
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weres some pics? im making me a center console, gotta love the lack of space a gen 3 reg cab has.
 
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dnt use bondo..use this stuff



evercoat fibertech then bodyfiller (evercoat rage gold), and then polyester filler for the small pinholes (evercoat glazecoat).....high build primer sanded to 320...paint and clear


use that process

i did some interior fiberglassin of my own turned out great..and used that stuff..
 
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The only thing I am working on right now is make some headlight covers for my quad for when I race. Then i am going to make a gauge cluster for my quad since it sticks up above my bars and can get ripped off easy during a race. I will try to get some picks of the gauge cluster. Hopefully I have better luck then what I am doing now :/
 
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just take your time..when you lay it down move it to what you want..sand down..if you dont like it add to it..sand sand sand..primer to see dips..and fill in


its gunna take time to get it right..ive got 14 hours in one lil interior piece
 
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yea, at first it sucks when its not workin like you want. makes me not want to keep trying.
 
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Originally Posted by HighRollerII
dnt use bondo..use this stuff



evercoat fibertech then bodyfiller (evercoat rage gold), and then polyester filler for the small pinholes (evercoat glazecoat).....high build primer sanded to 320...paint and clear


use that process

i did some interior fiberglassin of my own turned out great..and used that stuff..
Thanks for the info. Right now I am just making stuff that is prally gonna break after a few races anyways so the Walmart stuff is wokring good for now. I will upgrade once I get good at doing it.
 
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Thats why I am making little things first, then I will move up to bigger and better... Maybe some fenders for the truck lol
 
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make a mold lay it out..harden..sand..and you can make anythin you want..

we can make a 10' Mr. Beard giving a thumbs up if we wanted but why on earth would we want that (:
 
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let us know how fun it was after the sanding. It gets pretty itchy.
 
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Originally Posted by graniteguy
It gets pretty itchy.
and stinky..
 
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and stinky..

lol. I like the smell.
 
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