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Old 10-30-2007, 06:10 PM
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OK, been driving my 34 around with the ignition, headlamp and A/C wiring hanging from the dash in lieu of constructing a console to house all of it. I finally made a console out of 1/4" MDF with the intention of fiberglassing it and winding up with a fiberglass shell. The thought was to cover the wood console with glossy packaging tape so the polyester resin would not stick to it and after it cured to just pop off the fiberglass shell. The console also has some foam that I sculpted to do some compound curves. The packaging tape will not lay down smooth on the compound curves. So now I'm looking for suggestions on what I can spray or brush on the wood and foam buck that polyester resin will not stick to. Any suggestions?

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I have used duck tape alot.Hope this may help you.
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That just might work, are you sure the resin will not stick to it?

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latex mold release? get it at craft stores.
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I built a whole 32 roadster, and thats all i used.I was able to pull it off with no trouble.You can also wax it with a mole release wax.I don't think you will have no problem.
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I just made a mold of my kick panels in my 62' Falcon. I used the green 3M painters tape. I put down a layer of the tape,resined it up and after it was dry I put down 2 layers of chopped mat. After the glass set up, I peeled the mold off the kick panel. Worked great. Oh yeah as a mold release, I used Turtle wax that I had laying around in the garage. I rubbed this in over the tape before i applied the resin. Hope this helps.

Heres a link that should answer all your fiberglassing http://www.fiberglassforums.com
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Blue painters tape works too.
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Wax paper and tape. But why not just coat the MDF with resin and use Kitty Hair for filler. Most consoles are made that way. Check out this months Street Trucks and it shows a wild console construction. The magazine has a red and black square body truck on the cover.

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Wax paper and tape. But why not just coat the MDF with resin and use Kitty Hair for filler.
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I am trying to keep the weight down. My coupe is not a pickup .

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I've done some speaker enclosures and armrests with fiberlass using molded foam for the buck. I wrap that with aluminum foil and lay on the resin and matting. Once dry, the buck pops out and the aluminum strips off the back of the fiberglass with no trouble. Even if it doesn't, it's light and shouldn't cause a problem even if you leave it. And it's cheap.

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OK, been driving my 34 around with the ignition, headlamp and A/C wiring hanging from the dash in lieu of constructing a console to house all of it. I finally made a console out of 1/4" MDF with the intention of fiberglassing it and winding up with a fiberglass shell. The thought was to cover the wood console with glossy packaging tape so the polyester resin would not stick to it and after it cured to just pop off the fiberglass shell. The console also has some foam that I sculpted to do some compound curves. The packaging tape will not lay down smooth on the compound curves. So now I'm looking for suggestions on what I can spray or brush on the wood and foam buck that polyester resin will not stick to. Any suggestions?

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Check out fiberglassforums.com you will find anything that you could possibly need to know about fiberglass. Also, just use some duct tape or even try spray addhesive foil, that should work also, hope this helps, and good luck with the console, don't forget pics.
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How do I build a fiberglass console mold/plug?

I have seen these really nicely shaped consoles made of fiberglass in hotrod cars and trucks.* I want to build my own.
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The duct tape will usually wrinkle up after laying glass on it. It is better to use the blue painters tape or green 3M and mold release wax but regular car wax will work. The trick is to mix the first layer kind of hot so that it gets hard before it has time to eat into the wax. This helps with easy release. As far as making a buck, use anything you feel comfortable with-cardboard and painters tape, MDF & bondo, or whatever. Then wax it, preferably with mold release wax. Then follow original instructions.
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