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CJL
04-17-2006, 07:35 PM
Would a fiberglass box be lighter than a MDF box

coulthard_west
04-17-2006, 07:44 PM
yes

LoudCrownVic
04-17-2006, 07:46 PM
depends... Sometimes fiberglass can be heavier ive been told. Depends on bracing/bondo space efficient design...

ssj2xxgotenxx
04-17-2006, 11:10 PM
Just make a MDF/Fiberglass hybrid.

guy022077
04-17-2006, 11:22 PM
Just make a MDF/Fiberglass hybrid.
x2......build as much of it out of mdf as you can then glass away

Buckshot
04-18-2006, 12:58 AM
x2......build as much of it out of mdf as you can then glass away

x3.

bjfish11
04-18-2006, 01:03 AM
a full fiberglass box will be lighter than a full mdf box of the same size.

vorgath
04-18-2006, 04:06 AM
Would a lighter fiberglass box be as good to use as a MDF one ? Would it be as stiff or stiff enough ?

revrider1
04-18-2006, 04:07 AM
x3.x4

Eldorado
04-18-2006, 04:08 AM
If you want light then buy some birch ply
Its considerably lighter than MDF and cheaper than doing fiberglass

ramos
04-18-2006, 09:43 AM
If you want light then buy some birch ply
Its considerably lighter than MDF and cheaper than doing fiberglass

Ding ding ding, especially considering the direction the price of resin is going lately. If cost isn't a factor there's always tru pan too :)

bjfish11
04-18-2006, 10:03 AM
i always use trupan. its the only thing my local lumberyard carries. plus i work there and so does both my parents, so i get a good deal on it. ;)

IamDeMan
04-18-2006, 10:39 AM
i always use trupan. its the only thing my local lumberyard carries. plus i work there and so does both my parents, so i get a good deal on it. ;)
Thats just not fair:crap:

bjfish11
04-18-2006, 10:44 AM
i know. it *****....

ramos
04-18-2006, 10:50 AM
It does, that chit expensive here. Double the price of mdf :)

MikeyB
04-18-2006, 10:54 AM
x4

x5

Remember, fiberglass isnt as strong as MDF in big flat areas so if there are a lot of spots like that, then the amount of fiberglass required to make it as durable would make it really heavy and expensive.

guy022077
04-18-2006, 10:54 AM
i still get 5 gallons for less then 100 with hardener..

bjfish11
04-18-2006, 10:54 AM
we quit carrying mdf, and went to trupan. Dont know why really, it costs more to buy, but i would imagine it saves a little on shipping and such.

Eldorado
04-18-2006, 09:21 PM
Birch ply is 2x the cost of MDF here.
No clue what trupan is