Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Fiberglass... #28878 Jul 18, 10:22am Jul 18, 10:22am
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 142
Jacksonville, FL
2003 Solar Yellow Toyota Celica
LiGhTniNgGT-S OP
Member
2003 Toyota Celica
LiGhTniNgGT-S OP
2003 Solar Yellow Toyota Celica
Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 142
Jacksonville, FL
Fiberglass...
Anybody worked with it? Most kits usually need some kinda body work done to it. I know it's something you can't really play with but I'd really like to help my cuzin put the kit on her car. With money being an issue for her could you guys give me some advice on using fiberglass?

Re: Fiberglass... [Re: LiGhTniNgGT-S] #28879 Jul 18, 11:07am Jul 18, 11:07am
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 699
NorCal, Bay Area
JAIMEJAMES
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica
JAIMEJAMES
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 699
NorCal, Bay Area
need more info for everyone to provide advice. what part of the body are you trying to modify (wing, skirts, f/spoiler or whole bumper, etc...)


2000 Black Gts 6-Speed
Flux Capacitor With Di-Lithium Crystals
Re: Fiberglass... [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #28880 Jul 18, 11:20am Jul 18, 11:20am
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 820
San Diego
GOLDCELICA
Senior Member
GOLDCELICA
Senior Member

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 820
San Diego
Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES
need more info for everyone to provide advice. what part of the body are you trying to modify (wing, skirts, f/spoiler or whole bumper, etc...)


werd what do you plan on doing to it?


Originate, Innovate, Never Imitate. Since 2000-04.
Re: Fiberglass... [Re: LiGhTniNgGT-S] #28881 Jul 19, 6:35am Jul 19, 6:35am
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 142
Jacksonville, FL
2003 Solar Yellow Toyota Celica
LiGhTniNgGT-S OP
Member
2003 Toyota Celica
LiGhTniNgGT-S OP
2003 Solar Yellow Toyota Celica
Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 142
Jacksonville, FL
Need help with the rear bumper and the front. They both are either short on one end or a lil too short near the headlights.

Re: Fiberglass... [Re: LiGhTniNgGT-S] #28882 Jul 20, 1:22am Jul 20, 1:22am
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 70
Columbus, GA
dvs1
Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT
dvs1
Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 70
Columbus, GA
You are going to need a little more than fiberglass to fix a kit. This is a breakdown of some of what could go into a repair. It involves several step most of which I have left out, but can give you a good ex. if you want it.

Fiberglass can be used to build up material that is to be remove gradually through sanding etc. to get the original or preferred shape/fitment. Most of the time both the front, back, or sides of the area are worked to get contours back to spec. i.e. a 1 in. tear may require 4 in. of work area to repair & conceal damage.

An epoxy repair kit can be used on abs plastics to repair tears & small holes. Basically it is used the same except there are no mats like fiber glass.

Bodyfiller is used over either of the 2 above or alone & is sanded down before paint can be (re)applied.

Fiberglass is a "mat" coated with resin & hardener & is usually cut to shape before application.

Epoxy & fillers are pastes/liquids that are mixed with hardeners then applied.
If you do not have body experience do not try to fix a kit in the backyard. The resins & hardeners used on fiberglass, epoxy, & filler can make an even bigger mess than you've started. There really isn't a cheap way to get around bodywork. Make a friend in the bizz if you have time & try to pick up a few tips from them. Every shop does it a little different so you will get 50 ways to do it right each time.

Re: Fiberglass... [Re: LiGhTniNgGT-S] #28883 Jul 20, 1:31am Jul 20, 1:31am
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
Satoshi
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS
Satoshi
2000 RED Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 929
Japan


Satoshi from JAPAN
[Linked Image]
Re: Fiberglass... [Re: Satoshi] #28884 Jul 20, 2:27am Jul 20, 2:27am
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
Los Angeles, CA
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
isaac
ECelica Admin
2001 Toyota Celica GT
isaac
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
ECelica Admin
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
Los Angeles, CA
Satoshi... I have the same work done on my R2 Front... in a few places grin

the first Time i watched them repair it, I was amazed at how easy it was rice

... much respect to the industry and the 'trade-secrets' thumbsup


[Linked Image]
It's not just your imagination...
Your day really does go by twice as fast while on EverythingCelica.com
Re: Fiberglass... [Re: isaac] #28885 Jul 20, 4:43pm Jul 20, 4:43pm
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 70
Columbus, GA
dvs1
Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT
dvs1
Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 70
Columbus, GA
Originally Posted by isaac
Satoshi... I have the same work done on my R2 Front... in a few places grin

the first Time i watched them repair it, I was amazed at how easy it was rice

... much respect to the industry and the 'trade-secrets' thumbsup


That is easy if it's your problem, corners, missing chunks, & big cracks are a different story. That was my focus.

Re: Fiberglass... [Re: dvs1] #28886 Jul 20, 7:48pm Jul 20, 7:48pm
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
Los Angeles, CA
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
isaac
ECelica Admin
2001 Toyota Celica GT
isaac
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
ECelica Admin
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
Los Angeles, CA
Veilside...

101911-screen.jpg

[Linked Image]
It's not just your imagination...
Your day really does go by twice as fast while on EverythingCelica.com
Re: Fiberglass... [Re: LiGhTniNgGT-S] #28887 Jul 20, 7:49pm Jul 20, 7:49pm
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
Los Angeles, CA
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
isaac
ECelica Admin
2001 Toyota Celica GT
isaac
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
ECelica Admin
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,007
Los Angeles, CA
inside

101914-screen.jpg

[Linked Image]
It's not just your imagination...
Your day really does go by twice as fast while on EverythingCelica.com
Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
Firestorm
Firestorm
2000 Toyota Celica
Massachusetts

Posts: 297
Joined: November 2003
Thanks: E-celica and all of it's members
Show All Member Profiles 
Recent Topics
FS: 2000 Toyota Celica for sale Los Angeles area
by LaRN. 12/10/2017 9:52 AM
Toyota Celica Upgrades
by FlawlessGamerYT. 12/09/2017 11:06 AM
Why did my tachometer stop working
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/08/2017 6:20 AM
Gauge cluster board aftermarket
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/07/2017 5:06 PM
How would I go about giving my steering wheel a facelift
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/06/2017 2:22 PM
Hard to press cluch pedal?
by Arve2afm. 12/05/2017 6:40 AM
Hello! New Member here :)
by Kizmo_JW. 11/29/2017 2:30 PM
FS: 2000 GT with body kit in Lexington KY
by TigerRed. 11/27/2017 2:25 PM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20171122)