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I finally started in my interior. Here is the picture of the console that is around the gear shifter.
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Here are cardboard templates I've made to fill in the holes.


I've laid two layers of fiberglass. Now the console is starting to look like one fluid piece. It's ready for the bondo and sanding.


After many hours of primering, sanding, primering, sanding (oh did I mention sanding). It's finally ready for paint. At least now I know what to expect for the other projects (oh, did I say other projects?)
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So what do you guys think so far?

Let me know.

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was the fiberglass hard to work with..?

is that just resin you put on.. or did you use that mesh lookin stuff?


looks good...
 

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thanks.

I used both the resin and the mesh.

It's really not that bad.
Here are some tips that helped me.

1) precut your mesh pieces first.
2) lay some resin on the piece, then lay your mesh and stipple it with your brush using more resin. You can tell when it's soaked through. It becomes transparent.
3) Use proper ventilation (this shit stinks)

For a small project like this. What I did was cut off the bottom of a 16 ounce pop bottle and use 12 drops of the hardener and mix it all together with the brush.

You should also use some type of drop cloth. I used disposable plastic. It will get other places.

Hope this helps. Any more questions just let me know. I'll try to help as much as I can.

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Looks great TC!

I love tip #3 LOL



3) Use proper ventilation (this shit stinks)


Thanks for the warning...



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Thanks

I forgot to mention...........wear gloves.

This stuff is stickier than my ex-girlfriend (but that's another story...haha)

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It is the BONDO fiberglass made by Bondo. I got it at Wal-Mart, right next to the bondo. The resin is in a blue can.

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looks good bro, keep up the good work and Im lookin forward to seein more pics
 

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Originally posted by tcvaldez@Oct 28 2003, 10:05 PM
It is the BONDO fiberglass made by Bondo. I got it at Wal-Mart, right next to the bondo. The resin is in a blue can.

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is it to much trouble for you to snap a pic of all the shit you used :biggrin:
 

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very fucking nice man, but here`s a tip, if you make this stabbing motion with your brush when applying the fiberglass do it under an angle that way you get less air in it, the trick is to get all the airbubbles out those are weak spots, they are the lighter parts
 

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Here is a picture of the list of materials.

I fill the bottle only up the bottom part of the label and I use 12 -15 drops of the catalyst.



I bought all the stuff at wal-mart.

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