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xmltok 02-06-2004 05:11 PM

diy fiberglass
 
has anyone manufactured their own fiberglass? any tips or tricks? i'm getting started on this soon. things like sub enclosures and interior pieces

ca1242 02-09-2004 07:25 AM

I have a website that has an article on fiberglassing. Go to: http://home.comcast.net/~customcarstereo and look in the "Installation" section.

BimmerPhan 02-10-2004 03:57 PM

These are some pretty good sites for the basics. It's really NOT that hard, just take your time. I've messed around with fiberglass and bondo before and that is basically what you use to build custom enclosures. These pages should give you some ideas of the basics and you can take it from there.

Later

http://web.njit.edu/%7Ecas1383/glassing/
http://web.njit.edu/~cas1383/glassing2/

bradleyg 02-10-2004 09:01 PM

If you can get a good molding it's not tough to reproduce parts. I knew a guy who used to make hood scoops for stock cars. It started out with him making one for himself then some guys noticed his craftsmanship. He made about 30 of them then, and sold them off to other racers. Needless to say he made a nice profit. It's all about the quality of the mold and how much time you want to put into it. Those webpages are a good start.

xmltok 02-10-2004 10:48 PM

www.fibreglast.com seems to be a good resource with a good forum

redronin 11-02-2005 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BimmerPhan
These are some pretty good sites for the basics. It's really NOT that hard, just take your time. I've messed around with fiberglass and bondo before and that is basically what you use to build custom enclosures. These pages should give you some ideas of the basics and you can take it from there.

Later

http://web.njit.edu/%7Ecas1383/glassing/
http://web.njit.edu/~cas1383/glassing2/


hey i know this thread is way old, but ive been searching for source on fiberglass for a loooong time, and this site is so good i had to bump it for all the new kiddies


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