Trash can armor question

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    Trash can armor question

    I just made me and the g/f trash can armor. Has anyone out there fiberglass-ed or resin-ed the back to give it more strength?

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    A'den Kyramud's Avatar
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    Re: Trash can armor question

    Yes, I have done that.

    What I did was rough up the back of the plastic REALLY WELL (after forming it) with some 40-80 grit sand paper, then fibreglass the back. It worked really well and made the plastic far stronger and thicker.


    A'den

    EDIT: Forgot- I trimmed the edges of the fibreglass with a razor knife after I had all my layers on, then put one more coat of resin over it to seal it down.

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    Re: Trash can armor question

    Thanks, A'den. I'm gonna try it out. I definitely need more hands-on time with fiberglass & resin anyways for my buckets, so I think this would be good practice.

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    adonian's Avatar
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    Re: Trash can armor question

    Thats a good idea, I was planning on doing it to mine too... since the trash can is a little thin looking.
    I just dont have time to do it now.

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    Jason_strk's Avatar
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    Re: Trash can armor question

    I'll do it after halloween since I have no distractions anymore Pam is going thru some oh I don't know phase. whatever

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