1. sintas's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    Aug 12, 2009, 8:40 PM - What do you think? #1

    Hi, Everyone

    I have yet another question. What do you think of glassfiber. I mean does it crack, all the general questions about this. I have looked at a set of gauntlets made out of this. So please be honest.

    Last edited by sintas; Aug 12, 2009 at 8:41 PM. Reason: spell error
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  3. xero's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    Aug 14, 2009, 6:28 PM - Re: What do you think? #2 mean, Fiberglass? x_X?
  4. Tim Allen's Avatar
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    May 2002
    Aug 14, 2009, 8:11 PM - Re: What do you think? #3

    Yes fiberglass can crack, but for gauntlets its a suitable material. Fiberglass is great for the kind of stuff we do, better and stronger than vaccume formed styrene and other plastics but by no means is it indestructible, it will crack under pressure.

    I personally would rather have fiberglass armor over vaccum formed armor. Yes thats how the move armor was done but for trooping and what not the fiberglass would probable last longer under the wear and tear
  5. cojake's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    Aug 14, 2009, 8:24 PM - Re: What do you think? #4

    Fiberglass gets much more strength when it is curved. That is why you see panels that are corrugated like cardboard. It can be weak if it is thin, flat or planar. Things like gauntlets that are curved are ideal in fiberglass.