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Post you question here http://www.fibreglast.com/VBulletin/
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hey i was wondering were u got u dementions for the gallardo i too have a little project going anything would help thanx!!!!!
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I would seal the cardboard and mdf with a couple of coats of shellac to start with. it will seal all the pores that are going to suck up that expensive resin.
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I have been working on a project to build my own body using the pontiac fiero frame that is base on the lamborghini gallardo. I have built the entire body out of cardboard and MDF. Now I want to take this cardboard body and apply fiberglass to it leaving the cardboard as the substructure which I have been told is do-able, my question is how do I begin to do this is it just as simple as applying cloth and resin over these peices and letting it cure. Any help suggestion or advice would be greatly appreciated. Also can I/ or should I use fleece for this type of application.
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that site is kind died ,,any others ?
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i wouldn't have wasted time with card board,although everyone is missing something.
YOU JUST SEAL IT WITH PVA GLUE
but if you go to this site you will see a photo log on just how to do it properly using card board AND urethane foam. You can buy the foam in blocks and cut it to shape or just get the two chemicals ,mix them and pour it on like this guy has.
Lithuanian sports car made from card board and foam.
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......... You can buy the foam in blocks and cut it to shape or just get the two chemicals ,mix them and pour it on like this guy has.
Lithuanian sports car made from card board and foam.
Hey , that car is made of steel , with foam added on to build contours.
No fair.
It's not really a "foam car" more of a "foam body kit" .
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Hey , that car is made of steel , with foam added on to build contours.
No fair.
It's not really a "foam car" more of a "foam body kit" .
The Lithuanian car is butt ugly too! A for effort, F for styling! Tacky interior and what's with the nose? Eeeek. The cardboard Fiero is wayyyy cooler! Just my opinions.
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i realise it's ugly( but hey,what moden car is actually attractive?) ,what I was doing by posting thqat link is pointing out is that the easiest way to make something ( anything,boat,car,swimming pool) is to use Urethane foam. The solvents in resin eat anything else, except PVA.
Millions of fiberglass projects start out as Urethane blocks,why buck the best ideas?
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Mercmad63,
didn't mean to offend.
Just pointing out that the car was actually more of a 'foam over steel' than it is a foam car. I was ( basically) expecting to see an all foam car , and I was curious as to how they would get the necessary strength in places like the rockers , windshield frame , etc. . This guy was just adding foam to what looks like a Mitsu-beachy eclipse. Funky rear wheel , too. Nice workmanship though , the end result was pretty straight , and shiny , so bonus points to that guy.
Hope he starts wearing a respirator soon , or he might not be around long enough to do too many more of these.
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i realise it's ugly( but hey,what moden car is actually attractive?) ,what I was doing by posting thqat link is pointing out is that the easiest way to make something ( anything,boat,car,swimming pool) is to use Urethane foam. The solvents in resin eat anything else, except PVA.
Millions of fiberglass projects start out as Urethane blocks,why buck the best ideas?
I hear ya. I see that the boys at G.A.S. are rebuilding the nose of the Orbitron using foam blocks as the foundation for a mold. Due to the compund curves, anything else would be tough I spose. I wish I had half the skills as any of these guys. Amazing talents, for sure.
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i realise it's ugly( but hey,what moden car is actually attractive?) ,what I was doing by posting thqat link is pointing out is that the easiest way to make something ( anything,boat,car,swimming pool) is to use Urethane foam. The solvents in resin eat anything else, except PVA.
Millions of fiberglass projects start out as Urethane blocks,why buck the best ideas?
You can use any styrofoam based foam like the pink owen corning insulation from Home Depot and then cover it with packing tape or polythene of any kind. Or simply use epoxy resin instead of the polyester or vinylester type. This foam is a fraction of the cost of any urethane foam, sands well and is strong.

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Mercmad63,
didn't mean to offend.
Just pointing out that the car was actually more of a 'foam over steel' than it is a foam car. I was ( basically) expecting to see an all foam car , and I was curious as to how they would get the necessary strength in places like the rockers , windshield frame , etc. . This guy was just adding foam to what looks like a Mitsu-beachy eclipse. Funky rear wheel , too. Nice workmanship though , the end result was pretty straight , and shiny , so bonus points to that guy.
Hope he starts wearing a respirator soon , or he might not be around long enough to do too many more of these.
Mike
No offense taken at all . The car is actually a Mercedes SLK. If you look at a Corvette,Stubebaker avanti as a couple of examples,the thinking WAS,that you built a chassis then used a steel frame to support everything in a fibreglass shell.
Lotus got right away from that by using just a completely fibreglass design with steel plates where the main components bolt on.
All modern supercars have got right away from fibreglass now as technology enables even the smallest manufacturer to make steel panels.
If you look at boats,they use box sections made from fiberglass as part of the hull skin design. the box,as we all know is good basic strength device. To make a box in fibreglass,just lay cloth over a square/rectangle of urethane foam which is laid on to the wall or floor or where you want strength.
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Stainless steel Avanti Chassis
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