Fiberglass Repair

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    Caomhanach's Avatar
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    Fiberglass Repair

    This last weekend the bond on a hinge on one of my Fett gaunletts came apart so I need to re-glue it back on... I'll probably just JB weld it back on like I had originally but what I am also looking at is adding a layer of Fiberglass on the inside to strengthen it and help stop it coming apart as well... So where is the best place to get some fiberglass and resin for a repair like this? I seem to recall possibly Lowes (or Home Depot) but is there anywhere else that might? A car repair place like Auto Zone?

    Thanks

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    Re: Fiberglass Repair

    Either or should carry that cheap auto/boat resin

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    Re: Fiberglass Repair

    Kragens, PepBoys, or almost any auto supply place should carry repair kits that will work. Also places like TAP plastics, if you have one there.

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    Re: Fiberglass Repair

    Ah, Tim beat me by a few seconds....

    Okay Tim, now tell me how to clean that RTV mold

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    Re: Fiberglass Repair

    Try using epoxy laminating resin with fiberglass; Smooth-On has some really strong resins for that purpose. You can get these products from:
    Nelson Burke Co.
    Atlanta, GA
    404-685-8804
    www.theengineerguy.com

    You can clean rtv molds using 90% isopropyl alcohol.

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