Tag: surface preparation

Underwater Pipe Repair

An epoxy and fiberglass wrap can repair steel pipes while submerged underwater. Repairing small holes in pipes by wrapping them is sure to be much less expensive and disruptive than replacing bad sections of pipe. Divers must...

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Moldless Car Body

Building a custom car body with fiberglass can be achieved without using a mold! This will be a truly custom, unique vehicle. It will take planning and hands-on work, but is very possible as shown in these YouTube videos. There...

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Wind Blades

The new composites application that everybody is discussing is composites wind blades. The large, three-bladed wind generators have been around for a few decades, mostly in Europe. The U.S. has been catching on in the last...

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IH Hood Repair– Passenger Corner

One of the repairs on my International Hood was for the passenger corner. This portion of the hood was damaged before I got it, and was COMPLETELY MISSING! Time, effort, epoxy, and fiberglass, allowed me to successfully...

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Automotive Application: Pickup Box

Fiberglass Composites have been used for ages in the automotive industry. There are advantages to doing this, including corrosion resistance, impact resistance, and weight savings. Toyota pickup trucks from the late 1980’s...

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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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