View Full Version : makin fiberglass box
01-23-2006, 01:26 PM
If I was making a fiberglass box, is there somekind of big foam blocks I could get, that I should shave down to the shape I want, fiberglass over them, and the pull the foam out? maybe theres something I could cover the foam with to keep the fiberglass from sticking to it? Also, what is a good glue to hold plywood or that mdf stuff to fiberglass, like unfisnished fiberglass, no paint..would construction adhesive work? Also how does fiberglass work for sub boxes? do you get a lot of distortion and vibration noised from it? Thanks.
01-23-2006, 02:20 PM
01-23-2006, 02:47 PM
The thing with foam, is that it will most likely melt when you apply the resin, your best bet is to make a skeliton, and then wrap it with fleece, then resin the heck out of it.
01-23-2006, 03:18 PM
yea, I was reasearching the internet and that's the conclusion I came to as wel..skeletdon with wood, and som e sorta chicken wire is what they did...can you use the same process to make custom fiberglass door panels? If so, how do you get it to mount to the door? Thanks.
01-23-2006, 05:57 PM
does anybody have any info on making fiberglass door panels?
01-23-2006, 06:28 PM
I've seen people use the pink foam from home depot wrapped in foil. But anyways, to do door panels use your stockers and modify them. Mount the stockers to a piece of wood(so it doesn't twist and get out of whack), like 3/4 mdf would be perfect, and cut out all the junk you don't want anymore. Then drill 1/4 inch holes in whatever is left so fiberglass will stick to them and build anything you want out of wood, chicken wire, or foam/foil, and stretch some fleese over it. Then use the fiberglass matt over the fleese, and a fw layers later you will be set. This is a super quick summary but you get the idea.
01-23-2006, 07:18 PM
umm ok i think...so drilling the holes, am I drilling a bunch all over everywhere I want the fiberglas?? and the wood an chicken wire thing, am I attaching that to teh door panel, or using it as a mold, and then puting the fiberglass peice on the door without the wood stuff? Thanks if you understood any of what I just said.
01-23-2006, 07:28 PM
kinda gives you an idea.....
the chicken wire or foam or whatever should be removed after the first layer or two of mat.....like you hook the door panel to a piece of sturdy wood. Cut out anything you don't want and bulk bucks/molds are everything you do want. Attach the molds to the board supporting the door panel, then stretch your fleese and fiberglass. Its alot of work, be warned.
01-23-2006, 08:28 PM
cool thanks, that was pretty cool. I guess I have an idea of how to do it now. I got some pretty cool designs for my doors and whole interior, so I might go crazy on it one of these days, probably after I move.
01-23-2006, 08:29 PM
just a question...what if you ever have to take the door panel off to replace a window or something, the way he did it, will it still pull off like normal?
01-24-2006, 07:15 AM
I believe you will find much more information about fiberglass at this forum:
And for pics of ideas go to this site and check out the gallery pics of the installs:
01-24-2006, 08:42 AM
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