Re: A little fiberglass help please, my first time.
Yep pretty much what you said.
Originally posted by slaphappy
I've got the box design planned. The back will be MDF and the front will be fiberglass.
I've got resin, hardener, and mat on the way. I know I need to stretch fleece to all of the MDF surfaces and then coat it with resin/hardener mixture.
soak the strips of glass in the mixture and just apply layer after layer or do I apply a layer, let it cure/dry, apply another layer etc?
thanks for any help.
Leave the back off until you are completely done with the front. It will make your life much easier. Just apply the the mat to the inside of the fleece ( inside the box) to cut down your sanding time. When your applying the resined mat. Be sure to work out all of the air bubbles. A roller is the easiest and most effective way to accomplish this. Wait for each layer to dry in between. Alternate the direction your applying the mat with each layer. It will make your final product stronger. You can also glass pieces of rope in between a couple of layers to add strength and rigidity while cutting down the amount of mat you will need, and the overall weight of the enclosure.
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