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Fiber glassing

Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by Hughesie, May 16, 2007.

  1. Hughesie

    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    hey guess i gotta help with some fiber glassing soon any hints you could give
     
  2. Chaos is Born

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    I would say to start off wear rubber gloves and a dust mask and full eye protection... not just glasses, but goggles. Those particles suck to have on your skin. Also would say wear long sleaves and long pants. Depending on the rosen you are working with make sure you are also working in a very well ventalated area. When done take a cold shower to wash off any particles that happen to have gotten on your skin to keep them from getting into your pores.

    Other than that, patience and be ready to get frustrated a couple of times depending on that your makeing... The last fiberglassing i did was helping my dad fix the hull of our sailboat... about a 1' diameter hole put in a double hull system... that was a painful day.
     
  3. Van

    Van CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    I'd prefer a Good Respirator & a lot of ventilation. Remember to fill areas as much as possible prior to fixing with fiberglass, ie. Let's say you have a big dent in something fill as much of that dent as possible prior to leveling the surface out with fiberglass.
    Dittos on the ruber gloves and long sleeves. If possible get one of those 3M paper coveralls to wear and wrap your shoes/boots as well or you'll glue your shoelaces together !
     
  4. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    There is a lot of boating in my area and so there are lots of fiberglass resources. One local fiberglass company offers free weekend workshops to get you started... being that you are on the other side of the world, that isn't going to help you much. However, they also have some decent information available on their website. Go to www.fiberlay.com and click on "How To's" at the top.
     

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