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#385762 - May 16th 2010 12:52 pm Did some "glassin" Today
heavy389 Offline
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Registered: October 11th 2009 6:32 pm
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Loc: New Jersey
Got little close to snow pile in parkin lot and cracked front lower spoiler years ago,patched it witt some small alumin angle and pop rivets and "Road"!! Nice and warm out,good glassin weather! took air cut off to it

It cracked like this both sides same way! cry
glassed some mat on it

This is otter side glassed & prime grin

Now I gotta glass were this meets front flares,when I molded them together years ago it wasent a smooth line were they joined! 30yrs ago it was ok! lol Next week maybe bow
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#385779 - May 16th 2010 1:38 pm Re: Did some "glassin" Today [Re: heavy389]
nickrahn Offline
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Registered: May 02nd 2010 6:37 pm
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Loc: Loganville, Wisconsin
That's why I can't use a front spoiler or flares, Our driveway in winter rarely get plowed, so driving through a couple feet of snow is common and would prolly damage or rip them off. Nice job though.


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#385783 - May 16th 2010 1:41 pm Re: Did some "glassin" Today [Re: nickrahn]
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Registered: May 02nd 2010 6:37 pm
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Loc: Loganville, Wisconsin
Here's me playing in a few feet of snow in the explorer. Common to have this much snow in the driveway.

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#385811 - May 16th 2010 6:20 pm Re: Did some "glassin" Today [Re: nickrahn]
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OUCH, I used to have a daily driver ...What am I saying they all were, even the Phoenix was for a short time about twenty years ago. Molded flairs and spoilers do not mix well with snow and a daily driver. espcially in your climate. Good luck with your fix, Just a hint from the guru of glass...J&J, use glass Mat instead of woven cloth it's stronger, saturate completely, work out all air bubbles, and don't get a drop of sweat in it, that spot will never cure.
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#385839 - May 16th 2010 9:09 pm Re: Did some "glassin" Today [Re: Phoenix]
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Originally Posted By: Phoenix
OUCH, I used to have a daily driver ...What am I saying they all were, even the Phoenix was for a short time about twenty years ago. Molded flairs and spoilers do not mix well with snow and a daily driver. espcially in your climate. Good luck with your fix, Just a hint from the guru of glass...J&J, use glass Mat instead of woven cloth it's stronger, saturate completely, work out all air bubbles, and don't get a drop of sweat in it, that spot will never cure.


I try to use mostly mat,its very easy to work with and shape,the cloth is ok on somethings....I used mat & the heavy woven cloth on back sides for reinforcement,I used about 6 layers of mat and resin to build up 1/4" to edge of gullwing,I think it is alot stronger using mat grin
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#388599 - May 30th 2010 2:02 pm Re: Did some "glassin" Today [Re: heavy389]
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Loc: New Jersey
Long Weekend get to do somemore "Glassin" Whoooo hooo shift
Puttin rollpan back on grin

Moved it alittle from last mount!



Will grind er and matt er tomarrow grin
Glassin is perty easy I say,Its just the sandin and grindin cry
made a rig outs my stright shaft air grinder! grin
Took and put a wheel on then washer then nutter wheel and nutter washer and put it on,works perty kewl yay
Good for grindin down glass,just work it back and forth across area!!! thier was magic marker sayin Dodge...$32 on it from when I bought it bac in a day!!! rofl Must B gettin Old shift


Edited by heavy389 (June 01st 2010 9:38 pm)
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#388611 - May 30th 2010 4:13 pm Re: Did some "glassin" Today [Re: heavy389]
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Registered: May 02nd 2010 6:37 pm
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Loc: Loganville, Wisconsin
sweet. do my van next, mkay?

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#388628 - May 30th 2010 8:11 pm Re: Did some "glassin" Today [Re: nickrahn]
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Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
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Looking nice.I'll be doing the same soon i hope.
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#388735 - May 31st 2010 3:56 pm Re: Did some "glassin" Today [Re: newkirkinc1]
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Lookin good Heavy! cool
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#388748 - May 31st 2010 6:01 pm Re: Did some "glassin" Today [Re: josh_performanceinc]
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Nice job man ~~~ keep us posted :

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