first attempt at fiberglass repair, there were large cracks & large missing sections. Built up with cardboard&smooth plastic templates. all together, now for adding a few runners "bumpers" as taillights. Might eventually put in blinkers/brakes but for now manual switch the battery is pretty weak, might have to replace it, but not bad for a freebie someone was going to toss
Fibreglass and concrete are on my list of materials I'd like to experiment more with, although not necessarily together.
Andy from Workshopshed
"Making and repairing things in a shed at the bottom of the garden"
This was my first fiberglass repair, I used a mask and nitrile gloves learned a lot from googling first, roughed up plastic with 50-80grit paid attention to (not) fast drying epoxy and the way the fiberglass cloth liked to (or didnt like to) bend, used carboard whetted and bent and dried, and ziplock baggie as forms with clamps ziplock Baggie will stick to epoxy, if you can make molds and use vacuum bagging then you have less of a problem with fiberglass refusing to bend sharply. Trying stuff is probably the best way to learn. Oh and when the epoxy is starting to set up, at some point you have to walk away and stop messin with it
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