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Grinding Tools

During my recent International Delivery truck hood project, I did some grinding on the composite SMC truck hood prior to performing extensive repairs. It is important during any composite repair exercise to have good surface...

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Hood Repair– A big hole!

My IH SMC truck hood project involved repairing a large hole.  This was one of my largest hurdles to the whole project.  This is what I initially saw. The picture is showing the hood upside-down on a work table.  The hole is the...

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Working with Chopped Strand Mat

One of my projects is repairing a composite hood for a large International Medium-Duty truck.  This hood is made of SMC, and is damaged in various locations to various degrees.  In doing the repairs, I am using epoxy resin and...

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Hood Repair–Driver's Fender Corner

One of my recent projects was the repair of a large SMC fiberglass truck hood.  It required several areas of repair, one of them including an outside wheel opening on the driver”s side of the hood.  This area had a couple...

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The Green Aspects of SMC

Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) is used to create many composite parts especially for the transportation industry, and contributes heavily to a positive environmental impact.  SMC has been developed over the last 25 years to...

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