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    What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    Whats the name of the stretchable/thin fabric that i could use to wrap door pods,kick panels,ect?



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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    is there a certain kind of fleece?,cuz i need to call and see if they have it



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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    not to my knowledge i just get the cheapest stuff available






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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    Thin and strechy. Almost like thick nylons. The thinner and the easier it is to cut and strech the better.



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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    ok thanks for the quick replys



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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    For kickpanels or something with ALOT of angles the thinnest is best, but for easier things, fleece is better as it is thicker and absorbs more resin.




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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    Be carefull though I grabbed some stuff at walmart and stretched it and thought "wow this is really stretchy" later did I find out it only stretched one way. It worked but it was b****. Cant remember what it was. It was on clearance so i never even looked.



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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak12
    For kickpanels or something with ALOT of angles the thinnest is best, but for easier things, fleece is better as it is thicker and absorbs more resin.
    True... The stuff I bought was for super freaky lookin kicks, if it's for a sub box I agree that thicker would be better.



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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    where do you guys buy your fleece from



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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    Go to the fabric section in walmart and just pick something stretchy that is just thin enough to allow all the curves in your specific work. There is no wrong fabric as long as it absorbs resin and stretches to your needs.




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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak12
    Go to the fabric section in walmart and just pick something stretchy that is just thin enough to allow all the curves in your specific work. There is no wrong fabric as long as it absorbs resin and stretches to your needs.
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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    You can also use pantyhose to keep the finished project lighter in weight. The thinner and lighter the material used for stretching the better, because NOTHING just soaked with resin—unless it is specifically designed for it—will have ANY strength for car audio application. You are best to use the absolute thinnest and lightest material and spend your time and money adding layers of fiberglass mat rather than on gallons of resin that will be needed because fleece soaks up a LOT of it (and have no functional strength in the end) and adds a lot of weight. 6 to 8 layers of mat will be no stronger with fleece under it than it would be with panty hose under it.

    However, if you choose fleece, fabric stores such as Joanns and Rag Shop carry it.




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    Re: What fabric do you use to wrap a fiberglass project

    Quote Originally Posted by flakko
    t-shirt
    exactly... preferably someone elses though


    *two guys walk into a fabric store*

    Us: "hey, we're looking for some material"

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