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orangecounty1
02-04-2009, 03:24 PM
on the pods im making...instead of fleece, can u use like duct tape in place of fleece, then glass on that? or will it slide down the duct tape?

for example, instead of fleecing this, use duct tape?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/pimpedout92x/Dakota/DSCF2965.jpg

Rashadddd
02-04-2009, 03:28 PM
you can use a tshirt or something, you need something that will soak up the resin and create a nice shape over your frame

KB777
02-06-2009, 11:32 AM
duck tape won't work brother. polar fleece is the best thing (my opinion). but any fabric will do.

dirtydime03
02-07-2009, 01:08 AM
Personally I use 4 way stretch spandex, best overall shape and minimum resin usage.

ngsm13
02-07-2009, 01:57 AM
wtfrtard...

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GAM3OVR
02-07-2009, 01:59 AM
You can also use the carpet you wrap sub boxes in

ngsm13
02-07-2009, 02:00 AM
You could also shave your pubes... and use them...

Might need your mom's too..

:fyi:

nG

andrew2944r
02-07-2009, 02:01 AM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll74/andrew2944r/untitled.jpg

KB777
02-08-2009, 11:43 AM
Personally I use 4 way stretch spandex, best overall shape and minimum resin usage.

the thicker the fabric the more resin it ***** up

More resin = stronger

SPLluminator
02-08-2009, 11:48 AM
I use old t-shirts. They work great. And you could prolly go to good will and pick up some crappy ones for the same price as a roll of duct tape FYI.

ramos
02-09-2009, 09:01 AM
Could use green floral foam to make your shape then lay mat directly on it. Then once your done pour a little acetone on the foam to dissolve it. :)

GearGuy2001
02-09-2009, 10:37 AM
lol duct tape

nineball
02-09-2009, 11:13 AM
the thicker the fabric the more resin it ***** up

More resin = stronger


wrong. resin does not make it stronger, fiberglass does. the only thing that happens by using a thicker material for the initial shape is the use of more resin. you are throwing your money away. i use the stuff that gymnastic outfits are made of - super thin, super stretchy.

again, resin does not add strength, fiber does.


here is an example of the stuff i use and you can plainly see how thin it is once stretched.



http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/nineballots/100_1868.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/nineballots/100_1869.jpg



see how nice and smooth it is once a layer of resin was applied? cuts the sanding time down in a HUGE way.


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/nineballots/100_1847-1.jpg





to the op, resin/fiber will not stick to duct tape. a great tip is to cover the inner part of your rings with duct tape to prevent any resin or fiber from getting on it (the mounting holes).

ngsm13
02-09-2009, 11:50 AM
I also use a router and a rabetting bit to cut a small groove into the outside of the ring. I then staple my fleece/fabric into this groove.

I then resin the shape, and before the resin hardens completely (when it's starting to gel) I cut away the fleece/fabric that covers my MDF ring.

This leaves a plain, completely naked MDF baffle to mount to. No fabric/resin/filler to make my baffle uneven.

:fyi:

nG

ramos
02-09-2009, 11:55 AM
I also use a router and a rabetting bit to cut a small groove into the outside of the ring. I then staple my fleece/fabric into this groove.

I then resin the shape, and before the resin hardens completely (when it's starting to gel) I cut away the fleece/fabric that covers my MDF ring.

This leaves a plain, completely naked MDF baffle to mount to. No fabric/resin/filler to make my baffle uneven.

:fyi:

nG


Pishaw.............I just simply tell the resin what , and what not to stick to. Then remind it of the countless resin hockey pucks that have been trashed over the years. :)

ngsm13
02-10-2009, 12:26 AM
I'm gonna have to gets me some of this knowledge...

:fyi:

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ramos
02-10-2009, 10:00 AM
I'm gonna have to gets me some of this knowledge...

:fyi:

nG

You must become one with the resin to achieve fiber enlightenment :)

ngsm13
02-10-2009, 10:29 AM
So I should drink the resin?

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ramos
02-10-2009, 10:49 AM
So I should drink the resin?

nG

Nah it leaves a nasty after taste. After being around it for a long enough time. You will just absorb it :)

ngsm13
02-10-2009, 04:11 PM
As an alternative way to achieve fiber enlightenment, may I just take some of these?

http://www.readyfiber.com/images/fiberpills.JPG

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ramos
02-10-2009, 04:32 PM
As an alternative way to achieve fiber enlightenment, may I just take some of these?

http://www.readyfiber.com/images/fiberpills.JPG

nG



You can, but not while drinking the resin. Imagine the..............:eek:

ngsm13
02-10-2009, 06:08 PM
INdeed...

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Fiercetimbo17
02-10-2009, 06:16 PM
You need to go to fiberglass forums and spend a few days reading...