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Use polyethylene plastic to prevent fiberglass resins from sticking to something. A common name for this plastic is Visqueen. The clear heavy duty plastic bags parts come on will work. A baggie freezer bag filled with sand will hold fiberglass and resin in place. If you use baggies, the ones with the white spot on them for writing the name of the contents will stick to the resin.

I like the resins from Tap Plastics. My experience, West Marine epoxies are a little more brittle. The slow, and the fast hardeners, from Tap plastics on this page, will cure down to 40 degrees, F

Tap plastics is also a source for fiberglass cloth.


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There is some stuff in my project journal on fiberglass mods.

I did a lot of work on the edges of my fiberglass trunk, hood, fascia, scoops etc. to make it fit perfectly.

most important thing, is the edge needs a good bond.

if the f/g is cured, then sanding to a very course grit, gives a good tooth.

you will need to feather the edges down top side and underside, to get a good bond. short strand 1st, then work your way down to finer compounds.

good luck

here you go;

note the use of wax paper to protect your metal, and other areas from sticky resin and fillers

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