Author: AKeson

Making Fiberglass Parts in a 3D Printed Mold

Fiberglass parts are often made with the use of a mold.  This mold can be reused to create additional fiberglass parts. Very often these molds are created with fiberglass.  The parts are also created with fiberglass. Release agents are used to ensure that the part will separate after it is cured. Sometimes single molds are created from several separate parts. This video below demonstrates the use of a fiberglass mold (that was 3d-printed) and the making of a hand laid fiberglass part from that mold. It is very informative and well done! from Youtube Michael...

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7 factors that cause epoxy floors to fail

Epoxy floors provide many benefits to home, commercial, and industrial users.  They can improve the look, feel, and cleanliness of an area when they are installed properly. Epoxy floors can also fail.  There are several reasons for this failure in the video below. The good news is that you can learn from the mistakes of others and do it correctly for ourselves. From Youtube LearnCoatings – Epoxy Flooring Training  In this video we explore all types of problems that we can get with epoxy floors!...

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Repairing Hundreds Of Fiberglass Cracks To Get Ready For Spraying Awlgrip Paint!

Repairing cracks in fiberglass gelcoat can be a challenge.  Sometimes there are so many of them that it is easier to go extreme and sand, grind, and recoat the entire surface.  Then it will be as good as new. From Youtube BoatworksToday The spraying part of this video will be out next week. It’s already recorded, I just need to edit it (along with a dozen others on this Cheoy Lee project). Hope you enjoy!!...

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Fiberglass Repair on the Jet Boat Project

Repair of fiberglass boats is important for the proper upkeep and maintenance.  Completing the proper steps with the correct materials is important.  Details can make a big difference on having a successful outcome to your project. This video does a great job of demonstrating a successful outcome: From Youtube The Garage Butler We’re doing some fiberglass repair on the jet boat and we’ll show you the steps we took. The seat mounting locations on the boat were weak. The mounting location was built with wood and a thin layer of fiberglass was applied over the wood. The wood and fiberglass together made a strong surface. However, through the years the wood rotted and lost the strength the wood provided. I did not want to start completely over and remove the fiberglass and build the wood frame, so I decided to beef the mounting location up using only fiberglass to for it’s strength. I don’t know if this is the recommended procedure to do this, but it’s what I decided to do. In the video I will demonstrate the steps I took to repair the boat floor. Repairing a damaged auto part will use a similar approach, but the focus will only be on the damaged area…not building additional strength to the part. Therefore, a damaged car part will not require as much of the fiberglass or...

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