Made my own longboard deck today. Entirely out of fiberglass!
First time driving her since October, did some fiberglass work and a little touch up. Cleaned up alright.
Did some fiberglass touch-up and drove her for the first time since last year.
Our neighbors asked if we could help get rid of some of their old furniture and let us keep anything we wanted. I saw these fiberglass chairs and SCREAMED.
Since I never got around to posting it, here's the launch of my Level 3 back in February. Completely scratch-built from carbon fiber and fiberglass, 6.35"-diameter, 111" long. Apogee of 4,347' on an Aerotech M1350W
New 7' 5 wt. fiberglass I just finished
Daemonuc shoulder piece :) polyurethane with fiberglass
Finishing a handmade wood strip canoe. Shown here is one made of Italian Ash, Spanish Cedar & curly Walnut, finished with fiberglass and marine gloss varnish v.redd.it/etmx91z65mp41
62 AMO 45lb @28", Red Oak and fiberglass tape. Bow #1
An older Corvette is just like a boat. a fiberglass hole into which you throw money. I sure do love mine, though.
Another chaos helmet, made by my team :) will be molded and casted in polyurethane with fiberglass
Picked up four OG Cado chairs at the Salvation Army. Two have cracks. Any tips on repairing the molded plastic? Thinking maybe it’s similar to repairing molded fiberglass but hoping you all can point me in the right direction and save me the pain of ruining them if I’m mistaken!
Inground Rectangular fiberglass pool vs Lagoon shape vinyl liner pool.
Narrow down to two different contractors. One is for a fiberglass pool, cost is 27k more than the vinyl liner pool. Both are salt water system and have the same amount of decking, and features.
Most owners in my neighborhood have vinyl liners with no complaints.
Is vinyl as bad as the Internet makes it sound? Is fiberglass worth that 27k more?
Planning to stay in the house another 15 to 23 years. Looking for unbiased honest opinions.
Thank you in advance.
What to do with unused fiberglass mortar tubes?
Every year I have a big fireworks party and I buy ten boxes of Sinister canister mortars. I have my own mortar racks that I made using HDPE pipes. The problem is that each box of sinister shells comes with 4 nice fiberglass tubes. I have no use for them because I use my own racks, so every year I end up throwing out 40 unused tubes. Any ideas as to what I can use them for so I don't waste so much?
1992 Ford (Ghia) Focus. This focus was Based on Escort RS Cosworth that came with a 2.0-liter engine with 227 horsepower & 4WD. all inside an odd curvaceous body made from fiberglass.
Second Bow Complete!! Oak/Fiberglass Tape Board Bow - Steam Reflexed Tips - [email protected]
45 minute to design, 60 min to print, time well spent. Sheath for my 12 inch shears with locking pins so it doesn’t just fall out. Real handy when I’m cutting fiberglass fabric. I think I’ll be using this for a long time.
My CB setup. Uniden Pro505XL with a 4' fiberglass antenna.
First post in this sub, thought I'd finally share my beast! 1985 G20 with the fiberglass topper off a 1972 Coachman. Did the conversion myself and just finished the topper interior this week! Not a full time dweller yet but took her out to the Catskills to celebrate down by the river for a few days!
I know nothing about fiberglass or Eames. Of course similar items online are listed as Herman Miller or Cole steel. No stamp. I’m sure some of you know just by sight...Educate me about what I’ve just bought?
Need help finding a good fiberglass canoe for solo (and maybe duo) day trips (in wind)
Hey folks! I have been canoeing for about a year now with an ancient 18 foot old town canoe that weighs like 100 pounds and is just KILLING ME every time I try to drive it solo on the lake. I weigh like 150 pounds and the canoe could probably hold like 10 times that so it basically just sits on top of the water and I get blown whatever way the wind spirits dictate. Also it has no keel. Super unfun to portage, too. Good exercise but not the fun kind of exercise I want from a canoe.
SO! I need to buy a new one. I really need something that tracks well, maybe has an optimal weight between 175 and 300 pounds, is probably about 16' so I can store it indoors, and preferably weighs closer to like... 60 pounds? Hopefully less? I don't care about durability much because I will spend most of my time in deep water and can take care of my equipment. I will be facing waves, and don't mind the idea of getting wet but would rather not sink if I get some white caps. Tracking is super important, thoug
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Spent my Friday evening prepping my cedar strip canoe for fiberglass
Star like fiberglass object buried in my lawn. Any ideas?
What type of canoe do I have? Fiberglass with aluminum frame? It weights 60lbs imgur.com/UBm6OTl
This is surely the reason that surgeons, sanitation workers, painters, anyone working with fiberglass or using a power sander, and the entirety of East Asia have so many health problems associated with acidified blood
1965 Volkswagen March Hare Fiberglass Kit Car
What is the right way to 'Painting' the topside of a fiberglass boat?
I am looking to paint the topside of my boat. The current gelcoat has spidercracks, blemishes, stains, and lots of badly repaired cracks/chips with marineTex. There is also a large blemish where I did some a fiberglass crack repair and covered it with some gelcoat. The picture may not show it.
Some areas of the boat are molded non skid.
I figured the best way to make everything look much better would be to sand everything down to the fiberglass and paint over it with (one color) white gelcoat. I can add the non-skid sections with gelcoat and non-skid sand and then another coat of gelcoat.
Is this the right way to do it? The annoying thing is these blemishes are driving me crazy and the boat is able to be sailed for the season but I don't really want to wait til next spring to fix these annoying blemishes. How long would this job take?
Im soon going to be installing a 7 piece fiberglass baja kit on my 1971 super beetle. I was wondering if i have to remove the hood springs since it may put to much pressure on the fiberglass hood?
Here's the start of another attempt at a laminated build. This time a 72" Ekki and Hard Maple longbow with Fiberglass backing.
Posted awhile ago and lots were interested in a final result and weight. 820lbs dry. Camper was built using the strip build method like a canoe with cedar strips then fiberglass and varnish.
I live in Texas and I have been trying to get my (1962) boat registered and on the water for a year. Even though this boat had been in my family since 1992. Tpwd has been giving me a hard time bc my brother covered the s/n when he re-did the inside in fiberglass. What else can I do to verify?
Anyone know anything about these chairs? They are blue-green metallic fiberglass with steel hairpin legs. I’ve never seen another like it.
Filling an imperfection in my hull. Built up wood flour on the imperfection, and rolled some wax paper over it to make it nice and smooth...paper should peel right off tomorrow. Then comes fiberglass
Just cut a massive hole in the roof of my 1968 Volkswagen bus Tomorrow I will begin to install my custom fiberglass poptop that will be raised and lowered electronically using linear actuators.
Finally finished building the Darkstar Extreme, my first fiberglass rocket (and only my second-ever high power rocket). Can't wait to fly this thing soon! 🚀
Why "Fiberglass" and not Glass Fiber like it is the case with Carbon Fiber?
How do I seal fiberglass to stone transition in salt water system?
So is taking a 72 VW beetle chassis and shortening it 11-7/8" and completely refurbishing it with an 1835cc engine and dual carbs and then putting a fiberglass replica of a Porsche 356C (California) body on it classify as awesome car mod?
Does this count? When my dad bought it, it was in a field with horses were chewing on the fiberglass and it's a never ending project to keep running imgur.com/mxVOztu
Does anybody know how to fix a fiberglass hull?
Anyone have ideas on what paint to use for fiberglass water fountain?
Does anyone know what paint I should use for fiberglass water fountain? It’ll be for the tub holding the water. I thought swimming pool paint, but a bunch advise against using on fiberglass pools. I also found some Pond Armor, and hate the colors on there. Any other recommendations before I cave to Pond Armor? Thanks guys!
First fiberglass layer on my first board build
another neighbor haul! another set of neighbors saw me take those fiberglass chairs and offered some stuff since they just sold their home! all of these homes were built in the 70s and are typically used as summer vacation homes so most are complete time capsules!
New to me Blackhawk Combi 15.8ft in Fiberglass
Bought my first fiberglass jon boat. Need some help
I picked up the 12 ft boat and trailer for 200 bucks. The stern was rotted on the inside and had super thin fiber glass. The outside was fine. I cut the old stuff out cut some new plywood then fiberglass everything. So that's done. The next issue is the 3 benches. All three had rotten wood (likely due to the carpet that was on them) I pulled the wood and found the fiberglass was all super thin and cracked. There is styrofoam under the fiber glass but that's been chewed on quite a bit. I'd like to add a deck to the bow half of the boat and only have one bench at the rear. Should i fix all three of the benches before adding the deck? Can I just cut the two benches I dont need out? How should I repair the bench I want to leave?
TLDR: how do I repair the super thin cracked fiberglass benches in my Jon boat
Found a better way to support fiberglass mast for portable ops
Here comes first shoulder armor. Polyurethane with fiberglass, painted with acrylics. This is another part of fantasy knight armor kit. Critics are welcome
My dad found this in a house he just bought. What string should I buy for it? Looks to be about 50-54" long and made of fiberglass. Possibly as old as the 70s. Thanks! imgur.com/TBHdNN9
London-based sculptor Ron Mueck has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with scale.
Using an angle grinder to get rid of the overhanging plywood. I wasn’t able to get it perfectly straight, but I think it’ll be just fine I’ve i sand it more and throw fiberglass over it
Outdoor Oil Tank Replacement - Steel or Fiberglass
I'm looking to replace my outdoor, above-ground oil tank, and I've been quoted $2500 CAD+Tax for installation of a double-bottomed steel tank (like the one I have now.. it's in decent shape, just too old for the insurance companies' liking) and $3000 CAD+Tax for a fiberglass tank.
Can anyone offer a comparison of the two? Would it be worth the extra $500 to go for the fiberglass tank? Am located in Ontario, Canada.
Anyone know what to do with an old fiberglass well pressure tank?
I'd prefer not to take it to the dump since I can't imagine the thing biodegrading, like ever. I also checked the city's website for recycling information, and it doesn't seem to fit any of the categories listed there.
While I would prefer to dispose of it in a responsible manner, I'd be open to repurposing if someone has a good suggestion. Also, if any of y'all want it for your own purposes, feel free to pm and you can have it. Thanks!
Edit: it's already depressurized, in case that isn't otherwise clear
This MAY be my favorite fighter build. Nanamai W2core/Nickel/W2/W.I. (7Layer) I really like how the wrought turned out. I also tried something new with texturing the nickel. The guard is forged Inconel600, handle is water buffalo horn, ferrule is bog oak/GITD Fiberglass. Bevel is flat/convex. TY4L!
Complete with Custom Fiberglass Spoiler
My 3/4" license plate screws no longer will grip the fiberglass behind my front bumper (Toyota). Is going with 1" screws (and not touching them) a safe fix?
Thanks for any help. The car is 2020 and 2 weeks old.
Anyone know what fiberglass I need to buy for this dining room? It was an addition so its right next to backyard.
Spotted a hole in the fiberglass hull of my 12’ sailboat. Any suggestions on how to fix or where I should go to fix it?
Is this the ugliest sailboat made of fiberglass?
Air Box Repair with fiberglass resin, suggested by a couple users. First time using resin so it's not pretty but it's ready to go back in the XJ. imgur.com/gallery/qHasF7Y
Finished my first board! Its got carbon fiber, kevlar, and fiberglass around a 3-ply wood core. It carves like a dream!
Installing a Fan-Tastic Vent in a (weird) fiberglass roof
Alright, so I have a very interesting Ford E-350 Passenger Van that I’m currently working on converting.
Originally, I loved it for its high top. Now, it’s becoming a pain in the butt.
I’ve finished gutting the interior, and discovered that the fiberglass roof was added by a previous owner, and it is a bit odd (or a “home job” as my body shop mechanic said).
Here’s a photo of the interior.. As you can see, those metal bars are a couple inches from the fiberglass roof.
So my question: how do I install my Fan-Tastic Vent? Does it have to be centered? Any advice is welcome!
Also, any tips for insulation in general are greatly appreciated, as that’s what I’m working on next.
Any one ever refinish rudders before? Would a coat of fiberglass do it? imgur.com/M7rcjub
[XB1] H:Junk Man Junk man! W:40c per bulk and 3c for Asbestos,antiseptic, fiberglass and fiber optic! Everything else 2c
Fiberglass vs. Graphite as first rod...
I’m making the dive into building my first fly rod setup but am in a bit of a dilemna...
My primary fishing spots will be rivers/creeks/streams and almost strictly fishing trout.
Curious if anyone has any opinions in regards to going with a fiberglass or graphite rod.
Have never casted a fiberglass rod before but I am really into the idea of it being more of a “feel rod”. Especially as a golfer the idea of a slow cast and extra feel is intriguing to me. (And not to mention durability of fiberglass for a newbie)
The Butterstick in a 5 or 6 wt is my top choice right now (just a pretty little rod) and have no problem being patient with learning to cast it.
Am I better off however on a faster action rod? Or would graphite be more versatile for different trout fishing situations?
Value or appraisal? 1953 Bear Kodiak fiberglass recurve 40#
Got this Herman Miller fiberglass chair for free at an auction. Is it supposed to have a top cushion?
Made in USA Diamond-tipped Netherite Pickaxe with fiberglass handle (tested to 16384 uses)
Found this piece of glass inside of my fiberglass
My brother, also a Ham, recently bought a VW Eurovan. Fiberglass type roof is standard. Looking for suggestions on mounting a VHF/UHF dualband antenna. Any success stories ? He is thinking a lip mount on the hood. Thanks 73
Is there a good way to get latex paint off of fiberglass tub?
Advice on how to refinish these hobiecat rudders? I'm thinking a coat of fiberglass resin? imgur.com/1YQ2m0q
fiberglass insulation stuffed in a trash bag?
I need to insulate the inside of the doors and the walls of my chevy g20, and I was planning on just using fiberglass insulation. I did a bit more of research and it sounds like if the fiberglass isnt fully sealed off from the living space within the van it can be detrimental to your health. I dont wanna bother with installing a vapor barrier, so the only thing that would seperate me from the fiberglass is my wood paneling, so i'm afraid that fibers could still find a way in.
So I was wondering if it was a good idea to cover the fiberglass with plastic trash bags and install it that way its fully sealed off? Or would that make the insulation less effective somehow?
50k budget for fiberglass pool
Hey so I have a 50k budget for pool and some basic hardscaping. I’m not looking for anything too fancy but in my area of Nashville tn this budget doesn’t seem big enough which surprises me. Anybody know of any pool installs around here that could pull that off?
Built this mostly out of fiberglass, I’ll add tops soon enough
Got some excellent information on the last one I was looking at. This is the other one we're considering. '78 Formosa Sea Tiger 41ft. Fiberglass hull. I'm looking for information and opinions.
Could you catch waves with a wooden fiberglass skimboard like this?
After meticulous planking, shaping, bodywork and paint, I'm thinking this may be a shelf piece. Anyway, last requested update for now. Cheers. 37" Balsa to fiberglass, no plans build. 2.9lbs.
Such fiberglass. Much cringe.
Well guy wanted to buy my rollbar and I found this free fiberglass shell so gonna go with it
I want to start a boat fiberglass repair i have no experience can someone tell me where to start ?!? Any online kind a course or certificate or anyone has documents to share
Found this on eBay... if you can’t see the pic it’s a 40” by 20” Zap fiberglass for $80. Is it worth that much? Should I have bought it?
Masked Hunter? Coated in fiberglass dust, making sparkly in the right light
Help please: My boat’s plans calls for fiberglass tape and epoxy fillets but without clear instructions.
My plans for a small tender call for both epoxy fillets and fiberglass tape. The plans seem to show the fiberglass tape over the fillets, but there aren’t any instructions on how/when to apply? Should I let the fillet cure before adding the fiberglass tape, or should I lay the tape down right after I apply the fillet?
Edit: Thanks for the great resources everyone!
Fiberglass repair questions
I would love to blame my wife for this since she was the one driving, but she's a good boat driver, and anyway this seems to be one heck of a freak thing to have happen. We were cruising around last night and idled up to a dock. I don't know if we had been dragging this branch under the swim platform or what, but it was a big branch, and once it got itself wedged between the fiberglass and the SST railing it levered against the bottom of the river and broke the fiberglass.
So anyway, now to my point. I do all the other work on our boats, but have never done fiberglass repairs before. I'm considering doing this one since I've been wanting to learn, and it's not in that visible of an area, but the compact spot and the radius where the side meets the top of the swim platform has got me wondering how best to handle it. Here are my questions:
- How do I handle the radius? I am reading that the main curve can be matched by fitting a piece of smooth plexiglass t
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"Lumberyard Boat" + "Poor Man's Fiberglass?"
I just purchased plans for Jim Michalak's AF4 Casa:
For those of you who are not familiar, Michalak is a retired aerospace engineer who loves designing cheap and easy to build boats for the masses using common "lumberyard" materials. AF4 Casa is a 18' long-6' beam flatbottom built from three sheets of 1/4", two sheets of 3/8" and four sheets of 1/2" plywood. Frames are usually plywood webbing and 1x4 lumber around the edges and everything is simple nail and glue or screw and glue construction. I figure I have about half of the materials I need to build AF4 Casa laying around my shop right now. I'll be using BC Fir plywood. The point of this build is to have a large, stable and safe boat that really only has one purpose: Our local reservoir has wilderness camping that is only accessible two ways-either a six to nine mile hike (the sites are spread across three miles of shor
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Did a little fiberglass touch-up on my 2004 WRX and drove it for the first time since October. Felt awesome!
Is this fiberglass in my hose? If it is, how do I remove it?
This MAY be my favorite fighter build. Nanamai W2core/Nickel/W2/W.I. (7Layer) I really like how the wrought turned out. I also tried something new with texturing the nickel. The guard is forged Inconel600, handle is water buffalo horn, ferrule is bog oak/GITD fiberglass. Bevels are flat/convex. TY4L
Looking for a fixed / hard fiberglass high-top manufacturer in the south or northeastern USA
I've been doing lots of research lately and I literally can't find a single company that still manufactures a range of fiberglass hightops for various common vans other than Fiberine and Tufport. I'm in Texas and want to travel to Pennsylvania regularly, so these companies are way out of my way.
- Sportsmobile seems to have stopped making their "fixed tops", now they only seem to do their nice-looking but very expensive pop-tops.
- The maligned "Fiberglass ME" even seems to have disappeared (and the reviews on google are HILARIOUS)
- Fiberine is the big name in the business, but they're all the way over in California, which is a 21 hour drive way out of my way.
- Tufport also looks nice but they're way up in BC Canada.
I've also seen references to places like like "discountvantruck.com" and "cyclevan.com", and "www.sampsonfiberglass.com" but I see no evidence on their web sites that they (still) manufacture a range of standard high-tops. My only guess is that the introduction of hig
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My all original Ford CJ-5 and my friend's fiberglass monster. Guess which one got stuck and broke down.