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Aug 17, 8:40pm - #252246 
Fiberglass Work

Ok i was wonderin i found a website call www.fibreglast.com they sell millions of fiber glass stuff, but doesnt tell how to make it, can you buy some type of Fiberglass as a whole and just put it on your car, or do you have to mix Stuff, i have never actually seen a real explanation about Fiberglass, i think that if sumone helped me figure out how to make it then i could purchase this stuff and make Fiberglass and doo lots of my own work with that stuff...can anyone tell me what to buy to start out on molding on ground effects or filling in dents and stuff, i mean anything that has to do with Fiberglass i wanna learn how to use it, and i wanna learn fast, so i wanna find out, then purchase it off the net or a nearby place and mix it up and start working, kuz there are some really cheap cars with minor infractions and with general Fiberglass knowledge then i could buy some and resale em for more, and i could design my own body kit for my car...

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Aug 17, 9:47pm - #252247 
Making stuff out of Fiberglass isnt that hard... You gotta mix resin and hardener and just soak Fiberglass into it...

Making bumper out of Fiberglass tho (DIY) that's a lot of work tho...

But anywayz, here's my little project

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Aug 17, 10:11pm - #252248 
can someone please explain the steps on how to make a body part out of Fiberglass, so the process ive gotten so far is Resin and hardener

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Aug 17, 11:56pm - #252249 
Well, I'll just explain some steps very simply..
1. get stuff prepared (lots of masking tape, object that you gonna get a molding out of, vinyl to cover work area, etc)
2. mask tape the object completely (at least 3 layers of masking tape)
3. start Fiberglassing. Add about 3 layers and take out that thing you took the molding out of... Keep adding layers -> about 5~7 layers will be strong enough (the reason you have to take the molding is so that your Fiberglass object will have a perfect fitment)
4. Let your imagination take over grin
5. after you think you have a good shape, try to sand-off(not relaly sand paper kinda job but...) so that it's livable... For me, after this process, I add bondo and sand it so that it's perfectly smooth.. and color it afterward.

here's some link that may help you
satoshi's site: www.satoshijp.com (widebody section)
audio: http://chris.pfharlock.com/glass/misc.htm

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Aug 18, 8:49am - #252251 
good info, im already trying to do some custom projects with Fiberglass, so im trying to learn how to do it all!! Once i learn, i am gonna to make a lot of custom s**t that no one has!!!!!!!!!!!


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Aug 18, 10:44am - #252252 
haha thanks guys this should help alot


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Aug 19, 12:59pm - #252253 
i was wondering if anyone could find anything like making your own ground effects or filling dents...making new peices for the exterior ETC

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Aug 19, 1:43pm - #252254 


Ricepowered your the man, just checked out those sites, read like 4 tutorials, Finally feel confident enough to make my custom box finally smile Cant wait for pay day thumbsup thumbsup


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Aug 19, 2:01pm - #252255 
anyone with exterior Fiberglass links?

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Aug 19, 4:58pm - #252257 
this thread is amazing...too bad I can't subscribe and keep track of this easily


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Aug 21, 5:07pm - #252258 
ok so i got a list of supplies and the prices...

an it looks like after i get paid this week im gonna buy the stuff...

1 Gallon Resin And Hardener (MEKP) $24.00
Chopmatt Fiberglass 8 FT $4.00
1 Gallon Body Filler $12
Case of 2 Filtered Masks 5

then the brushes, mixing stick for like 5 dollars

So overall at about a cost of $50.00

Is that a good price? that stuff is all at Autozone...

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Aug 21, 5:54pm - #252259 
Sounds cheap...I'm not too sure though confused

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Aug 21, 7:03pm - #252260 
For 50 bucks... your not gonna get far... unless you jack a whole roll of Fiberglass from engineering department at the university... along with 2 gallon of resin and bout half a liter of hardener...


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Aug 21, 7:04pm - #252261 
no those are the prices that i already got at the store. so thats what im gonna get for that much...i figure that should be enough for my first project...fix a dent or 2 in my car, and then door panels, and the my Hatch Project.

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Aug 21, 7:09pm - #252262 
8 ft of Fiberglass will be like a foot of Fiberglass once you put resin and put about 3 layers... That ball itself is like about 12 ft x 1 ft roll... trust me... 8ft of Fiberglass will not get you the outcome that you want... from 8 ft, it will be too thin that it'll crack when you twist it...


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Aug 21, 7:10pm - #252263 
no i knew about that, but that was just one thing of it as a price. but yeah ill prolly buy like 3-5 packages...but that was the price that i found on it...and would WEAVE be betteR? or is chopmat betteR?

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Aug 21, 7:16pm - #252264 
I personally like Fiberglass cloth because it's easier to control...
but chop mat's very useful too...

for which one's better? it all depends on what ur doing...


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Aug 21, 7:18pm - #252265 
well how about doing door panels? and dents i dont think you gotta use any right?

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Aug 21, 7:26pm - #252266 
I seriously think starting "fiberglass project" for your car is just wa~y out of question at this time because...
1) you are going to make mistakes... which will cause you more problem.,...
2) if you mess up, you gonna be losing tonz of money...
3) you gonna have tonz of bubbles inside Fiberglass which ... will make it bad quality...

Just start out doing small things... none of the dents or panels...

Try taking a mold out of something you dont need... (like 1 ft by 1 ft) once your comfortable w/ it... do it for your car... Im just giving you my 2 cents cuz... you gonna be making mistakes and I pretty much think ... you gonna come on to the forum and start crying bout it...

sorry... im not trying to be a dick or anything... but it just sound like ur going with a pulse... you got your interior painted... now you feel like you wanna do Fiberglass... Ur just hasting little too much... just think and plan well and practice before you do anything to the car...


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Aug 21, 7:28pm - #252267 
well i either gotta go to a shop and Fiberglass my door panels, do it myself, or else pay 50 dollars for new ones (i like the custom look! thumbsup) i might to do a small little thing just to see how easy it is...then ill go on from there... thumbsup thanks for the info...


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Aug 21, 7:29pm - #252268 
oh and im not too worryed about it being really super strong kuz im just going to put it on my door, it isnt like im going to punch it and stand on it or kick it...i just need DOOR PANELS!! thumbsup

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Aug 21, 7:30pm - #252269 
how easy it is??? more like how hard it is... hahaha... I mean I used to think it was easy... but when i tried it for the first time... nothing but bad outcomes... after like month of trying and being taught how to do it... it became alrite...


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Aug 21, 7:34pm - #252270 
well i dunno, i been reading about it a lot lately and i just wanna try it, if it doesnt work then ill scrap it, i atleast wanna try doing sumn that i want, then doing sumn for no reason...get my idea? if it doesnt work then BYE BYE...hehehe good idea? thumbsup

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Aug 21, 7:37pm - #252271 
well just my advice:
tape the panel really well and add about extra 3 ~ 4 layers so that you know resin wont go through... lay cloth (because I like cloth more than chopped pieces) and take the mold out... and Fiberglass over it
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Aug 21, 7:45pm - #252272 
thats exactly what i was planning to do, i was gonna do it in this order...

1. Clean area with cleaner (Very Well).
2. 3 Layers of Masking Tape
3. 1 Layer of Tin Foil
4. Plastic Garbage Bags taped around door sill
5. apply 2-4 layers of Resin and let dry.
6. Apply Weave Fibers
7. Apply 2-4 more layers.
8. let dry
9. REMOVE
10. Cover with Fleece
11. 2 more layers. (let dry)
12. Sand out ruff spots...
13. Body Fill it.
14. Sand body filler
15. Paint...

thats my 15 step plan...i think it should work good...

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Aug 21, 7:50pm - #252273 
well
you go~ lol


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Aug 21, 7:51pm - #252274 
ooh yeah i wanna do the whole MDF ring thing, for my 8" subs that im gonna put in the door...SONY! anyways...i know how to do that...then ill put the switches and stuff in there also...i got it all in my head planned out...all i can do it try...ya know! eek


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Aug 21, 7:51pm - #252275 
oh yeah and why did ya make a ball for anyways?

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Aug 21, 8:00pm - #252276 
What did I make my ball molding out of??? HAHAHA exercise ball from BIG 5
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