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I am going to make a small small console about 1ftx1ft. i am going to make it out of fiberboard then lay fiberglass cloth over it. If i put about three layers of glass and sand it smoot do you think that i would need to add any filler or just go ahead and paint it?
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maybe a lil filler.. depends on how smooth u can lay the glass and sand it
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maybe a lil filler.. depends on how smooth u can lay the glass and sand it

Thats the deal..if you can get it smooth enough to satisfy your self..which after a lot of years doing this sort of thing I doubt..should not take a lot of filler though..

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Thats the deal..if you can get it smooth enough to satisfy your self..which after a lot of years doing this sort of thing I doubt..should not take a lot of filler though..

Sam
What kind of filler do you think that i should use. Ive got a gallon of bondo in my garage but ive heard bad things about that. Bondoglass?
What do you recommend
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bondo should be fine for a thin skim coat
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What kind of filler do you think that i should use. Ive got a gallon of bondo in my garage but ive heard bad things about that. Bondoglass?
What do you recommend
What is generally done is to use a laminating resin for your layup and then it just takes a thin layer of bondo to make it sandable..So you can use the Bondo you have for the fill..Hope I am clear on this..

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Neat site Dan, but the Auto Interior pics forum is a complete waste of time IMO. Far too many pics of mind numbing stereo installations in rice burners .

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Hi, Don't use cloth the pattern will show through the paint, use mat instead.
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Neat site Dan, but the Auto Interior pics forum is a complete waste of time IMO. Far too many pics of mind numbing stereo installations in rice burners .

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But Dude, those are so radical and positively tubular!!!! You people who can still hear are so whack!!
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But Dude, those are so radical and positively tubular!!!! You people who can still hear are so whack!!


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Hi, Don't use cloth the pattern will show through the paint, use mat instead.
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Im going to be putting a thin layer of bondo over it though
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What is generally done is to use a laminating resin for your layup and then it just takes a thin layer of bondo to make it sandable..So you can use the Bondo you have for the fill..Hope I am clear on this..

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ok thanks, Ive also heard that the cloth will show through, but if i lay bondo over it you shouldn't be able to see it, right. Would you recommend the cloth, mat, or fleece
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Hi, I've done a lot of Corvettes and you never want to put cloth on the outside surface. Even with bondo over it, it will bleed thru, I use mat for any outside surface. I hate to see your hard work change to a finish you don't want.
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Hi, I've done a lot of Corvettes and you never want to put cloth on the outside surface. Even with bondo over it, it will bleed thru, I use mat for any outside surface. I hate to see your hard work change to a finish you don't want.
John
what do you think about using the cloth for the first coat then laying mat over that. What about going over that with a filler resin mix instead of the bondo. Or would it be better to just go over it with some rage instead of bondo. Please give me your opinion.
Thank you very much John
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