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BDIDDY
07-30-2003, 05:45 PM
Alright, I laid my base down for which I am gonna be fiberglassing today. I used masking tape and aluminum foil. I was wondering since my "base" is not that sturdy could I hot glue shirts onto it and then resin over that? And on some parts of this base it is basically a straight drop so how do I get it to stay on that part also? I am getting the supplies tonight so I need help now.


Thanks.

MXJMR
07-30-2003, 08:10 PM
What r u glassin, kick's, sub, etc....? Yeah hot glue will work well, if u use shirts u will prolly have to use ALOT of resin, a real thick coat and then body filler over that so that its smooth, since shirts are totally flat and square.

BDIDDY
07-31-2003, 02:07 AM
What r u glassin, kick's, sub, etc....? Yeah hot glue will work well, if u use shirts u will prolly have to use ALOT of resin, a real thick coat and then body filler over that so that its smooth, since shirts are totally flat and square.


Yeah I am doing something to cover my spare tire. Does fiberglass resin stick to the aluminum foil and masking tape or no?

paikiah
07-31-2003, 02:14 AM
i read that the resin WILL stick to the foil and tape, but it can be removed with a bit of work.

BDIDDY
07-31-2003, 02:19 AM
i read that the resin WILL stick to the foil and tape, but it can be removed with a bit of work.


So should I put it on there and then let it cure then just remove the whole thing? It may be about a 4-5 sqft area. I have about 38 or so fl ounces to use, just wondering if that is enough.

paikiah
07-31-2003, 02:20 AM
Time to page the fiberglass specialist, Ramos...

Mark_ab
07-31-2003, 05:15 AM
Fiberglass will stick to the aluminum foil. Go to Wallyworld and buy some petrolium jelly and spread that over the surface so the base mold will be easier to remove. The jelly should also hold the material (whether it be fleece or fiberglass matt) to the verticle areas. it's held for me on overhangs, so it's bound to hold up with a plain verticle surface.

ramos
07-31-2003, 07:39 AM
Yep good old vaseline works wonders. You also get some pretty strange looks when you head to the check out line with a big tub of vaseline under one arm. And a box of latex gloves under the other :D You can also use automotive paste wax like turtle wax. Put a couple of layers on and let it dry. The resin won't stick to it either. :)

paikiah
07-31-2003, 11:07 AM
Those are VERY good points that I didn't even think about. Thanks Mark and Ramos, I'll be sure to keep vaseline in mind when I do it...


*goes hunting for KY jelly instead*

MXJMR
07-31-2003, 01:22 PM
The spray pam and any other liquid that doesnt really dry up works. The pam works good as a release agent but i dont know about how stuff will stick to it, you can just keep that in mind if u ever need a realease agent and are out of vaseline :)

MXJMR
07-31-2003, 01:23 PM
AstroGlide :D

BDIDDY
07-31-2003, 02:45 PM
Alright thanks I will go with the vasaline.

spyd3r
08-01-2003, 03:16 AM
Don't forget WD-40 ;)

ramos
08-01-2003, 07:30 AM
Pam,wd40,astroglide,liquidwrench, and assorted other such lubricants work great as mold release agents. But i wouldn't use them on vertical surfaces you want something to stick to for any amount of time :)

BDIDDY
08-02-2003, 02:41 AM
Pam,wd40,astroglide,liquidwrench, and assorted other such lubricants work great as mold release agents. But i wouldn't use them on vertical surfaces you want something to stick to for any amount of time :)




Well wouldnt that stuff just get brushed in to the resin?

BDIDDY
08-04-2003, 01:08 AM
Just an update, I got the stuff resined today. I dont know the exact measurements and stuff of resin to mekp I used but on my first batch I was going along all right, and then the bottom got hard and within 30 seconds it balled up and got hard. Wasnt sure if the stuff would harden because I didnt measure out my stuff, but it was harding at the end of the day. I ended up using grease, and who ever came up with that idea is the smartest man alive. Thanks alot for all of the help seriously.


Thanks