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Post Post subject: Re: Fiberglass.....see how this turns out
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 05:53 AM
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Just a question, how did you mold it?

I saw someone say you used foam?

So did you measure it all, and file on it til it was all pretty?


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yea pretty much,had to build it up for the brow a little,pm sent any more questions just ask

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Post Post subject: Re: Fiberglass.....see how this turns out
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Just curious you ever mess with carbon fiber?


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I was lookin at that too fast_1, but didnt look into it really, im guessing its quite similar!


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i have not ever done anything with it,but will soon try carbon fiber....i think i am gunna make side scoops behind my rear windows outa it.and mybe some door handle covers.little accents ya know ?

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Post Post subject: Re: Fiberglass.....see how this turns out
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fast_1 wrote:
Just curious you ever mess with carbon fiber?

Very similar to working w/glass. Hardest part is if it is to be exposed..ie clear gell coat, is keeping the weave lines straight on uneven surfaces.


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Post Post subject: Re: Fiberglass.....see how this turns out
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Lookin good man! Hate to get off subject and steal your thread, but I may be interested in doing something with fiberglass down the road as well. I have NO idea what is involved though. Any special tools or equipment I would need? Got a good website that explains the process or anything so I don't completely hijack your thread? lol.


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Angle die grinder will save you all the time in the world because there is a lot of sanding. here is a link to jl audios web site they have a great pdf on this page on how to make full fiberglass boxes. even if thats not what your doing the steps are still the same. mobile.jlaudio.com/sup...age_id=140 there is also a pdf that shows how to make custom panels for doors etc. Sorry mg for the thread stealing but this pdf might help you build your console too

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just a little warning from experience.....
When sanding 'glas
Don't rub your face, wipe your eyes, scratch your b#lls, until you've wshed your hands, all exposed skin(face,arms)and gotten the dust off completely!

Boy did my eyes hurt!

Glas' is easy, fun, especially if you're making molds off a existing part.

Roth used plaster of paris and newspaper,cardboard,wood, junk...anything to support the plaster. I've made molds/parts of wide eye baja kit, blovebox,wiring cover, some 'vette parts, even RV repair panels. If I can....anybody can.


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any progress???? still wanna see how it turned out for ya

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i havn't done anymore on it i have been super bizzy with life.....now im just trying to get the floor pans finished,the body back on,and getn the interior finished before it starts to snow.

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