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    How difficult is fibreglassing?

    How difficult is it to work with fibreglass? To make a template of something for example.

    I want to make a template of the 'eyebrow' section of my Morette headlights to have a carbon fibre eyebrow made up (the ones i'm selling are a different profile before u all shout at me!)

    I have rung several fibreglass moulders and manafacturers who have just dismissed me, and bodyshops wont take the work on this time of year, so i was wondering if it could be moulded by hand and then cut and sanded to shape???

    Any ideas boys and girls??
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    It Not super Hard....just alot of trial and error involved!! Just need to Make sure that you cover it with Some sort of PVC style tape so the fiberglass comes away! Once you've got the rough shape you want its a case of removing, shaping and sanding!
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    fibreglass is easy once youve got used to it matey, i would speak 2 carl at end of your road he is really good at fibreglassing because we all work at tvac where we put fibreglass bodies on the fire engines and we work with it everyday making moulds and repairing etc

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    u reckon he'd help me out? i haven't spoken to him in TIIIIIIIME
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    yea fibreglassing isnt difficult once you've had a play. I made an install just as a test to see If i could work with the stuff, to then move onto the real moulds/installs
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    you could just wrap carbon weave over the bit of the morettes you want to cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkyG
    you could just wrap carbon weave over the bit of the morettes you want to cover
    no i couldn't mate, been there, tried that. I want real carbon ones, but carbon fibre in sheet form only bends across one plain, and these have a curve in them, so it doesn't sit right.

    Then i tried crappy carbon film, which is an absolute pig, that went out the window after i tried doing one. It creases and bubbles far to easliy and the end result looked GASH!

    So my next idea is to mould them out of fibreglass, so i know it's a glove like fit, and then send it to get dipped like my mirror covers i think. Not real carbon, but it'll do for me
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    Add me on msn, I can give you pics and show you a step by step on how to do things, i do installs as part of a small company, never attempted anything like you have said but i might be usefull
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    sounds like an interesting project. i was gonna try using Fibreglass for my ICE install but decided it was pointless as i dont keep a car for more than about 6 months at a time, but good luck anyway pal.

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