View Full Version : Quick fiberglass question....

03-16-2005, 04:08 PM
I layed resin only on top of the box after I covered it with a cloth, than I flipped the box over and layed the actual fiberglass on their. So the box is strong and sturdy, now since i only have resin on the top, do I NEED to lay any fiberglass on top of it,? Also when I was stretching the cloth I got some few minor wrinkles that are showing still, I use bondo auto filler for that than sand correct? Thanks this forum has ben very helpful.

03-16-2005, 04:22 PM
As long as you layed enough underneath it to make it strong, there's no need to lay any on top, will actually make your sanding life harder.

As far as getting out the wrinkles, yes, just bondo and sand as many times as need be. Remember, it doesn't have to be as smooth if you're carpeting as it does if you plan to paint or lay vinyl.

03-16-2005, 04:23 PM
you dont need a cloth if you are laying it on mdf

03-16-2005, 04:38 PM
No, I had two mdf rings and than covered it with a sheet... I plan on painting and not covering it with fabric.

03-16-2005, 04:45 PM
BTW....can anyone point me towards a good tutorial in using body filler, or any suggestions, search did not yeild what I was looking for. Thank You

03-16-2005, 04:49 PM
just mix it as the directions say, and then apply to a roughly sanded *CLEAN AND DRY* surface. try and make it as smooth as possible to eliminate hardcore sanding.

sabout it.

03-17-2005, 10:27 PM
and do a "skim layer". this is done by mixing so acetone to the body filler. most people like 50/50, mix more and more acetone to your body filler untill it's the consistancy your looking for.

03-18-2005, 12:06 PM
i have a question.. is cloth smothered in resin strong.. because if i lay cloth over somthing existing.. i have to take it off to fiberglass the inside..

03-18-2005, 12:21 PM
yes. it will be very strong and stiff.

03-18-2005, 02:01 PM
thank you