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    I need second opinion how many layers of fiberglass (1.5 ounce) do i need to have a good body for my project. my guy says 4 i think thats too much

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    Depends on what your doing? Is it a body panel?
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    • #3
      Yes the hole care

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Quso View Post
        I need second opinion how many layers of fiberglass (1.5 ounce) do i need to have a good body for my project. my guy says 4 i think thats too much
        ON the sebring kits we did 1.5-1.5-coremat-1.5 in the hood, trunk, and doors. in the front and rear clips we did-- 1.5-1.5-1708 for strength. With that set up we had no problem with changing bodywork after long time periods.

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        • #5
          your guy is right, 1.5 x 4 equals 6oz and thats what it should be , you don't want it too thin, anything less just doesn't cut it , just my opinion

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Quso View Post
            I need second opinion how many layers of fiberglass (1.5 ounce) do i need to have a good body for my project. my guy says 4 i think thats too much
            Quso, for a finished body panel 3 layers of 1.5 ounce with a 4th layer strip around the edges especially where mounting bolts and fasteners go is plenty. you you have to also think about weight. I do 6 layers when im making a mold.

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            • #7
              Thanks guys

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              • #8
                I was told by a guy who does a lot of fiberglass that it is a good idea to alternate layers of matt and cloth for a good, strong part.

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                • #9
                  Can you guys tell me a rough estimate of how many gallons of resin it would take to layup a complete kit if your doing 4x 1.5 oz layers?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ncrazyballa View Post
                    Can you guys tell me a rough estimate of how many gallons of resin it would take to layup a complete kit if your doing 4x 1.5 oz layers?
                    Just buy a drum, it will be the cheapest way to go. You will probly use at least 3/4 with that lam schedule

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                    • #11
                      i think i whent through 5 pails 5 gallons in each for all of my external panels. I still have to doo inner door shells, and door cards not to count inner trunk and hood panels plus all of the cabin parts like dash, center console etc..
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                      • #12
                        thanks fugaz and chimaera for the info.

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                        • #13
                          How much will all of that cost if your buying it for the whole car?
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                          • #14
                            Molds and parts?

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                            • #15
                              resin varies a lot, I also used chopped mat cause it cheaper and it is not suseptible to seperation like cloth does. My running total to make molds and panels is 4k. Mind you some of the molds may be a bit heavier and I wasted some material as well
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