fiberglass repair

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fiberglass repair

Post by Section 9 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:41 pm

Does anybody know of a good "how to guide" for repairing fiberglass damage such as crack, holes and splits. With information with what types of wet and dry to use at different stages and different resins and filler to use.
As i recently purchased a almost full spare body(without bonnet and main body) but all need respraying and some have damage to repair.
Thanks for any information given Lewis.



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Re: fiberglass repair

Post by Ben Kenobe » Sat May 19, 2012 1:57 pm

The best one is out of print but I tracked down a reprint from a chap in Germany.

The absolute bible of fibreglass is a book by Miles Wilkins called How to Restore Fibreglass Bodywork

Be sitting down when you find a copy though.


Chap in Germany is pretty good - a lot cheaper than most http://www.lotus-books.com/additions.html

Be aware this is a compilation print it is not individual volumes but it still has everything the hardback version has


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Re: fiberglass repair

Post by ScimmyMike » Sun May 20, 2012 8:02 pm

Yes, I emailed them quite a long time ago, still to receive a reply!!


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Re: fiberglass repair

Post by geoffp67 » Sun May 20, 2012 8:07 pm

try chandley shops - lots of boat owners do fibreglass repairs



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Re: fiberglass repair

Post by MikeyBikey » Sun May 20, 2012 8:12 pm

Section 9 wrote:Does anybody know of a good "how to guide" for repairing fiberglass damage such as crack, holes and splits. With information with what types of wet and dry to use at different stages and different resins and filler to use.
As i recently purchased a almost full spare body(without bonnet and main body) but all need respraying and some have damage to repair.
Thanks for any information given Lewis.
I bought the 'practical classics' book on the scimitar - se5/6. They have a very good summary of the glass fibre repairs, different types and how to.


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Re: fiberglass repair

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue May 22, 2012 2:39 pm

MikeyBikey wrote: I bought the 'practical classics' book on the scimitar - se5/6. They have a very good summary of the glass fibre repairs, different types and how to.
The sections in the Practical Classics book, available from the Club Shop Here, were written by Miles Wilkins and are in effect an extract of some of the key points from the book. The full Miles Wilkins book is obviously more comprehensive, but can be hard to track down.


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