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APitBullT
06-09-2005, 10:24 AM
last night i was wondering if i can tape and put foil on the stock dash (it comes right off) and fiberglass it like that to make a custom dash, would that work?
this is the stock indash
http://ebay.carad.com/viewItem/viewAllPhotos.cfm?listing=7720553

its on the 6th row, 3rd picture on the right hand side

djjdnap
06-09-2005, 10:32 AM
The whole thing??

hmm, looks like a project, i don't see y it wouldn't wrk.

BeanII
06-09-2005, 10:39 AM
I don't like using foil. It often sticks to the glass. Also it's not adhesive so the foil doesn't stick while your working with it. Just use masking tape. Two layers.

djjdnap
06-09-2005, 10:43 AM
^^
You put the tape over the foil..(newbs)

the foil is in case anything would get through the tape.

APitBullT
06-09-2005, 10:45 AM
well not the whole dashboard, just all the way to the second vent, look at the same row 2nd to last picture

APitBullT
06-09-2005, 10:46 AM
should i put the tape in the inside or outside?

BeanII
06-09-2005, 10:51 AM
^^
You put the tape over the foil..(newbs)

the foil is in case anything would get through the tape.



Seriously? Newb? I'm offended! :veryhapp: Dude I've been doing this a long time...... If you do two layers of tape (I recommend that you do the second layer perpendicular to the first layer) it won't soak through. Well, unless you use the blue painters maksing tape. It's really absorbent and will soak it through.

The foil doesn't stick and can cause problems IMO>

djjdnap
06-09-2005, 10:51 AM
Since all it is is a mold you should be able to just foil and tape over it then fiberglass it, and as long as you have the same shape, ur in bussiness.
Only thing is the brackets and what not that hold it to the car, you will need some way to secure it. but other than that i would say if it's too big ur fine since you can sand away, but if your to small you have to glass back over that piece.

APitBullT
06-09-2005, 10:58 AM
well if i did it in the inside, would it be hard to fiberglass the brackets that hold it in place?

also how many layers would be good? the think looks presttye thick from the side view?

djjdnap
06-09-2005, 11:07 AM
dont know what you mean by inside? The car?, no, it wouldn't matter, i dont think

But You might be able to by some that are similar and attach them to your glassed dash, or take the ones off of ur stock dash if you dont plan on keeping it, or go to the junk yard and pull some from there.
I mean you have alot of options.

I've heard 7 layers for a box, so idk 7. I mean 7 layers is pretty strong, if your just trying to make it thick use some cloth.

APitBullT
06-09-2005, 11:11 AM
Inside as in me taking off the stock dash and putting fiberglass inside of it or put fiber glass outside of the dash

BeanII
06-09-2005, 11:12 AM
Are you sure you need to fiberglass it? A lot of the stuff you see in custom dash work isnt' glass. It's mdf or bondo or some other material.

APitBullT
06-09-2005, 11:14 AM
mdf? never seen that before, havent researched bondo, and i dont know how that works., i would think fiberglassing would be easy idk

BeanII
06-09-2005, 11:15 AM
mdf...... wood.


What are you trying to make?

djjdnap
06-09-2005, 11:16 AM
Outside..
Just make sure to get the pieces that go in like the vents you will want to get the depth of those also.

http://www.sounddomain.com/ride/157597

APitBullT
06-09-2005, 11:19 AM
mdf...... wood.


What are you trying to make?

well you said you seen custom dashboards made out of wood? and ive never seen that before, i always tthought they were fiberglassed or whatever it is

djjdnap
06-09-2005, 11:38 AM
If you cut out a stock dash its most likely steel/wood/plastic with some stuffing to make it soft, wrapped with leather or whatever ur car has.

req
06-09-2005, 11:45 AM
dude. if you want to 'duplicate' your dash to make a new one, your better off finding a junker at the local yard, and taking its dash, then using plastic bodyfiller and building off the ABS base of the dash.

what are you actually interested in doing? you never quite explained the purpose of doing this.

djjdnap
06-09-2005, 11:46 AM
^^
I like that idea..
I think he just wants a custom dash

BeanII
06-09-2005, 11:47 AM
well you said you seen custom dashboards made out of wood? and ive never seen that before, i always tthought they were fiberglassed or whatever it is


Yes, you've seen it. It gets painted or finished in a fashion that hides the fact that it's mdf

APitBullT
06-09-2005, 11:57 AM
dude. if you want to 'duplicate' your dash to make a new one, your better off finding a junker at the local yard, and taking its dash, then using plastic bodyfiller and building off the ABS base of the dash.

what are you actually interested in doing? you never quite explained the purpose of doing this.

i just want to expirement to see if i could do crazy things with fiberglass.

maybe put a lcd screen, make the stereo whole smaller, put and ipod holder idk

req
06-09-2005, 12:08 PM
i just want to expirement to see if i could do crazy things with fiberglass.

maybe put a lcd screen, make the stereo whole smaller, put and ipod holder idk

yes, go try and locate a junkyard with your make\model\year

steal its dash for your expierment