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    FIBERGLASS

    ONCE I HAVE MADE A PLUG OF THE PIECE I WANT, WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO MAKE A MOLD, AND THEN THE FIBERGLASS TWIN OF THE ORIGINAL PIECE, AND HOW DO YOU PREVENT THEM FROM STICKING TOGETHER?THANKS

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    JD:

    There are a few methods of doing this type of work. Duane has posted some photos of making a part from his 355 door jamb to get the correct contour for his door side jamb. Basically you use a product called “partall film”. It is sprayed on or brushed on the part you’re going to lay up your part on. Then you simply let it dry and then place your fiberglass over the part being used for the mould pattern. The film will let you remove the part when the glass cure,

    I recently made some flat panels to use to mount my dash instruments and for the interior door sill of my 355. I used a spare glass out of my Fiero, polished it with a buffer, put a wax on it called Mold Release wax (about 5 coats) then laid up the glass. Once the glass cured, I lifted the flat part from the glass. It is really easy to do. Here are a few photos for you.

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    Re:FIBERGLASS

    Same process for larger parts too!

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    After the new rough part cures. I cut the part to the desired size and bonded the parts where I needed them. This part was to make a ridge behind the Fiero seats that covers the bar between the doorposts. It will be painted the same color as the finished car and I wanted it to look show quality.



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    Dave, my garage needs a screwdriver holder like yours.....



    Here's a great site for FG and CF info: http://www.fibreglast.com/phpBB2/ind...072c46ea133c56
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