well see, theres this really cute girl that does trackdays.. and i think the duct tape is holding me back a little bit.. i was just gonna fill in those holes and paint the whole thing flat black.. that would get me some play right... riiiight? :svfool said:its a track bike, duct tape over the holes. call it done. go ride.
Pretty good step by step process above, but between step 6 and 7 use body filler/kitty hair (bondo and glass mix) to smooth out as much as you can regular bondo works but Rage gold works better for sanding purposes. And start sanding with 80 grit maybe with 120 at the finest if you want it done by the new year Or if you are just going to sand the glass start with 60 and pray for good arm strength. You can give it a shot with 200 but you're sanding time will be increased dramaticly and to bring that to a nice paintable surface you're going to have enough hours in as it is. Remember glassing really isn't difficult but making is look "pretty" and paintable will test your patience especially when you "think" youre done and you keep finding "pin holes" waves ect ect... Reference www.the12volt.com go under forums on the left and click on fiberglassing/interiors and read read read its a Q and A forum like this every question can be answered there as well. HAPPY SANDING!! ;Ddonniej said:1) cover the holes with tape
2) fill the holes behine the tape with "great stuff" foam insulation (use sparingly, it's strong sh1t)
3) remove tape after foam is hard (overnight)
4) sand out areas around the holes so the resin haws something to "bite" on to
5) spray glass with a light coat of 3M 77 spray adhesive and apply 2 sheets
6) apply resin with a paint brush and squeegie off the excess (allow over night to dry)
7) sand to desired finish, start with 200 grit and work up to 400 to 600 grit
8 ) drink beer while posting praise in my honor ;D
didn't even know there was a resin that used powder for catalyst... interesting... glad I stayed away from itSunTzu said:I have been doing fiberglass on boats for about 6 years now, and if I haven't managed to stick my hands together yet it probably can't be done without extraordinary effort. Only use resin that is two liquid parts, the liquid and powder stuff sucks hard. Buy a little extra and play with it a little, it's kind of like learning to weld and having fun sticking all kinds of things to each other. Doing it isn't that hard, it's doing it and getting it to look good that is a little more difficult.