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Old 02-06-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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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
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:25 AM   #2
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I have a website that has an article on fiberglassing. Go to: http://home.comcast.net/~customcarstereo and look in the "Installation" section.
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Old 02-10-2004, 04:57 PM   #3
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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.

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http://web.njit.edu/%7Ecas1383/glassing/
http://web.njit.edu/~cas1383/glassing2/
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Old 02-10-2004, 10:01 PM   #4
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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.
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www.fibreglast.com seems to be a good resource with a good forum
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:15 PM   #6
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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.

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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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