Is there a definate guide to fiberglassing?


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I intend to take my first steps into fiberglassing in a couple of months as an upcoming project requires it when current projects have been finished (Kael helmet from Willow :love)

So i was wondering if there is a 'one stop' guide (with pics if possible) that shows you how to do it all, from mold making, to glasscoat, to glassing to trimming etc.




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In my opinion, the best place to go for that type of stuff is youtube. There are tons of great walk throughs and tutorials showing every step of the process. I think there's even one on the RPF youtube channel.

I personally think the key is getting the right materials. If you're buying stuff from home depot or the auto parts store, you're just not going to get top notch results. I tend to go with West Systems epoxy with a gelcoat of BJB 1630. Matting or cloth you can buy at home depot, but the materials I go with have very little shrinkage, are really strong, and don't stink to high heaven.

But as for "one stop" guide, I do not know of one. Sorry!
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