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    Fiberglass Dyes

    Glasssing seems to be increasing almost exponentially in popularity, i thought some of you might be interested in this. it my look really awesome with cloth glass. Have a look, fiberglass does have the potential to look good on its own.

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    Re: Fiberglass Dyes

    This also looks really helpful, no more counting 96 f**king drops!




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    Re: Fiberglass Dyes

    I've heard the dyes do not work very well...that measuring tool would be quite useful however I would imagine.




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    Re: Fiberglass Dyes

    I found a better finish on colored fiberglass projects when:

    1) conduct your fiberglass job normally, using regular resin and fiberglass mat.

    2) cover fiberglass job with C-Veil (a tissue-paper like cloth for use with fiberglass) and resin-soak it to the surface. This will eliminate any geographical inconsistencies created by the fiberglass hairs and/or irregular lumps in the resin/fiberglass job.

    3) spray paint the C-Veil covering your fiberglass job heavily with glossy paint of your choice, let cure. After about 3 or 4 coats, letting the paint cure between coats, the finish should have a smooth painted-wood or painted-metal look.

    and 4) flow coat with regular resin, generously but evenly. OR flow coat with pigmented resin to enrich the painted color below. Try out different pigmented resins on top with test strips.

    for instance, using two closely matched blues, or a blue and a slightly different green. Mixing reds for that organic candy-apple look. Or if your good with masking tape... spray paint patterns and flow coat with colors that compliment the ones underneath.

    As a rule of thumb.. you should always use about 20-25ml of Lupersol methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (catalyst) per quarter gallon of Resin.




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    Re: Fiberglass Dyes

    Quote Originally Posted by TimberJon
    As a rule of thumb.. you should always use about 20-25ml of Lupersol methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (catalyst) per quarter gallon of Resin.
    you could've simply just said "MEKP". no need to get all technical. i just bought the "super" pigment black from the TAP store in SF today. Its supposed to work better than the regular pigments. I think using this on the final 1 or 2 coats should be sufficient. i also bought the measuring bottle and 8 ounces of catalyst, or Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide. if you ever plan on doing multiple glassing projects, it is so much cheaper to buy in large quantities, especially of fiberglass, resin, and bondo filler.
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