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Old 11-21-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
IronMonkeyL255
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OMGHi2U Anyone know how to work with fiberglass....?

I was thinking of learning how to work with this versatile substance, but don't know where to get the materials (not to mention, I don't entirely know how to...). Anyone around here know where to get it and/or how to work well with it?

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Old 11-21-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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I've worked with it a lot, but that was in California - don't know where to get everything out here.
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Old 11-21-2003, 02:28 PM   #3
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Okay. I know who knows HOW to work with it, I just need to find out WHERE to get it now.
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Old 11-21-2003, 03:19 PM   #4
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It all depends on what you want to do. I built a speaker box out of fiberglass and got everything at home depot. A friend of mine from work is building up his miata and built a one off body kit from fiberglass and got everything at a boat supply/ fiberglass supply shop. Look in the phone book youll probably find it under boating supplies or repair. As for working with it.. its not all that hard, but take you time... I learned how to build the speaker box from wwebpages I googled online.
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Old 11-21-2003, 04:04 PM   #5
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Home Deport and the boating supplies store are both good suggestions. I once did a sea kayak and got most of the glassing supplies from a West Marine. Glassing is anywhere between really easy to rocket science depending on what you're doing. You could run some test projects on some plywood or maybe carve something out of foam and lay it up.

I've been checking out http://www.fiberglast.com lately...I'm thinking about using their blue carbon/kevlar hybrid fabric to fabricate door panels if I ever get budget approved for upgrading the audio, although it may be too stiff to work with.
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Old 11-21-2003, 05:19 PM   #6
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Depending on the size of what you are working with, you can get small pieces at Discount Auto Parts. It's in the Bondo isle.
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:03 PM   #7
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Kewl. I was kicking around the idea of making a custom cover for the back of my wagon. That, and a set of WRC style mirrors... I'm probably going to have to work up to that.
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:15 PM   #8
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Hrmmm interesting.. Wonder how hard it is to do a hood...
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:21 PM   #9
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Probably hard as crap. I may try it after a while.....
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:22 PM   #10
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I saw the dude on some Hot Rod show on Spike TV a few weeks ago make a hood like he was making a sammich.
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:24 PM   #11
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They always make it look easier on TV....
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Old 11-21-2003, 08:08 PM   #12
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Oh, yeah. If I get good, I may offer my services to the scooby world.
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Old 11-21-2003, 09:19 PM   #13
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I used to build race boats at my uncles shop when I was in high school. Fiberglass isn't hard, but you do have to go through a learning process. If you need to talk to someone about supplies and technique, pm Iwayner. He is a god...


no really, I worship him.




okay, maybe not, but he is a great guy and incredibly knowledgeable on the subject.
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Old 11-21-2003, 11:23 PM   #14
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What ISN'T he good at...?




I'll have to keep that in mind. Gonna see about picking up some supplies after the Charlotte meet. Gotta get some practice.....
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