Hey All, just wondering if anyone has guidance or sees issue with the idea of adding a layer of fiberglass inside a resin helmet. Thanks in advance
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Temperate warming. One resin helmet i owned warped when i left it on a MR helmet stand on a table in direct sunlight creating a bulge in the helmet. Luckily it remedied itself. Another had similar issues that needed a heat gun to correct. Both were fine in the end but this wouldn't have happened with a fibreglass helmet. There's vitually no give even if you're really trying to force it.So the resin will often warp during the additive fibreglass process, or you mean it protects it from potential temperate warping?
Yea reinforcing it with fiberglass is a very good idea, and highly recommended for Fett helmets that are resin, though its not 100% needed if you are aware of the warping issue and store your helmet away from extreme heat.What you need to do is get fiberglass mat and cut it into like 1"x2" squares, dip it in the fiberglass resin, and then lay it inside brushing the resin on nice and uniform.
Great topic! My question is what about glassing the helmet after its already been painted? I'd like to fiberglass my new bucket, but worry about the heat from the curing processes pealing or discoloring the paint job? Any thoughts on this?
good to know! my first experience with cloth got a little 'hairy'. Fibres pulling apart, required quite a bit of sanding afterwords to get the rogue strands to disappear. gonna try the mat next time.Also, fiberglass matt gives you a stronger stiffer result that the fiberglass cloth, which is woven like fabric. But either will work for this.
Bondo is also primarily made up of polyester resin, you're kinda just sealing the fiberglass resin with more fiberglass resin with that..I've used a blowdryer to attempt to cure the majority of the resin and am putting a layer of bondo over the top to seal it... I think.