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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2012, 08:57:59 PM »
Cookie sheet.  Just visit your mom when she is baking.  Wait until they come out of the oven.  Wear an oven mitt, grab the sheet and run for your car.  Eat all of the cookies and Voila! You have a cookie sheet left.  Jim
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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 02:56:15 PM »
At work we have so many boxes I just rip pieces off and use them as disposable boards, works for me. and our steel banding stuff that is for packaging I just cut a piece off and use as a mixing/spreading stick! Throw away stuff.

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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 08:52:33 PM »
I put a layer of aluminum tape on my board. Do your work and then just let whatevers left to dry on the board. Peal off the tape, Clean board.
Also, Desoclean 45 will clean up uncured resin and epoxy.

Nice....something so simple yet so effective.  THanks.   ::usa

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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 05:13:05 AM »
I put a layer of aluminum tape on my board. Do your work and then just let whatevers left to dry on the board. Peal off the tape, Clean board.
Also, Desoclean 45 will clean up uncured resin and epoxy.

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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 01:30:56 AM »
when using fiberglass (kitty hair) and/or Bondo (filler) what do you use for your mixing board?  I have used a glass plate and also bought that plastic piece made by Bondo (the company) but I still have issues getting the stuff off. 

Please give me some clean up tips.  thanks

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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 01:19:38 PM »
I'd like to give my two cents. The 89 bat mobile I built had the narrow fenders like the studio cars. I had to widen it 4" on each side to make it look like the movie car. The front intake had to be cut and moved forward 2" then the fenders had to be sliced and diced. Fiberglass is a great medium and a lot can be done with it. The bond is a necessary evil due to shrinkage and lack of strength. Everything I know was taught to me so we can all be better by sharing the info....dave

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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 11:06:52 AM »
Well it appears Rob's body is like that now but not perfect. Not sure if they made the wing come out more or if they actually widened the shoulder.
It's mostly not having the notch at the batwing that bothers me.
I may never get mine done because of wanting everything to be so perfect.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2012, 11:08:33 AM by Tallon »

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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 09:51:20 AM »
No kiddin! Maybe when I get my door done and I stand back and look at it... If it doesnt feel right, I'll fix it. This perfectionist thing may end up killing me lol

Hey Chris have you heard anything on the inside piece for the front hood?

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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 09:48:03 AM »
Too bad we couldn't get someone to correct it, pull molds and sell the patch panels. 

hint.. hint..   ;)

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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 09:20:33 AM »
Tallon I know what you mean on the shoulder and believe me it bugged me too, but to correct that would be a huge project. You would have to sand down the lip (with a long staright edge) so it is straight again, correct the pitch of the rear quarter, add material to the lip with a combination of fiberglass and duraglass. I mean It def can be done but that would be a lot of work. Ive learned to just live with it.

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Re: Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 09:01:21 PM »
If I may request a fiber glassing strategy I still want to know the proper way to widen the shoulder of the side of the car and the door. I believe it needs to be widened (inwards) 1/4" to be accurate to oem. (talking about the flat part where the door handle is located and notch in front of the batwing) Or can this be done with fillers? Other bodywork tips like use of fillers,  would be nice too.

I'd like to know the limits of when it's okay to reshape something with filler or fiberglass. There's a lot of guys out there that misuse the stuff and pile a crap load of filler on something. What are long term problems with this for us guys who have little experience?
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Looking for Fiberglass and Paint Tips
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 04:55:26 PM »
We need some DYI fiberglass and painting tips here. 

I personally know very little about fiberglass so I'm looking forward to learning more about the different weights of cloth and what to use, gelcoats and the various processes and what is acceptable, not acceptable when looking at parts to buy. 

Thanks,

Chris