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.::DuD3::.
03-01-2006, 11:41 PM
i'm about to start my first fiberglass project, but what i have planned i can't figure out how to get the exact shape. i thought of building a mold out of wood, but i don't know if ill get the exact shape i'm going for. what do most people do? i heard of using chicken wire?

Ingleside
03-02-2006, 12:23 AM
this is what i did. just some mdf, CA glue and a jig saw.
http://kickin-it.com/box_4.jpg

turned out like this
http://kickin-it.com/box_1.jpg

ramos
03-02-2006, 10:15 AM
Green floral foam works pretty well. Resin want eat it either. :)

XtrmAudioCncpts
03-02-2006, 10:27 AM
flexible plywood

ramos
03-02-2006, 10:46 AM
flexible plywood


What's it run a sheet up that way ? It's outragous here. :)

burnzie2413
03-02-2006, 10:51 AM
when we did my friends and used what they refer to as "wiggle wood", being your flexible plywood, we actually just went to the craft store and they had smaller peices of it and we bought just what we needed

ramos
03-02-2006, 11:21 AM
Yeah wiggle wood , flexible plywood, bendable plywood, plexy ply, bendy board, and other assorted names. Locally it runs in the neighborhood of $50 for a 4 x 4 sheet. I am in search of something similar myself. But I ain't paying that much for it :)

.::DuD3::.
03-02-2006, 11:59 AM
if i make a mold from whatever, should i just hot glue the fabric in the spots where it contours in?

ramos
03-02-2006, 12:10 PM
if i make a mold from whatever, should i just hot glue the fabric in the spots where it contours in?


I don't understand the question. If you make a mold, you can just go straight to mat and or cloth application. There really isn't a need for fleece or anything. :)

Range Rover
03-02-2006, 01:23 PM
If I need an arch I usually use a piece of cardboard soaked in resin mixed with lots of mekp..

Worked out **** well so far..

:)

.::DuD3::.
03-02-2006, 05:16 PM
If I need an arch I usually use a piece of cardboard soaked in resin mixed with lots of mekp..

Worked out **** well so far..

:)

ooooooooh ok that sounds good, thanks alot.

phantom240
03-08-2006, 11:07 PM
http://kickin-it.com/box_1.jpg
Oh my god... that is possibly one of the most beautiful things ive ever seen