Wrinkles in fleece and thinning body filler?
Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:16 PM
Im currently building a custom parcel shelf, everything went well, managed to get the shape and overall design sorted
however when i added resin to the fleece, one small flat portion in the middle wrinkled (im guessing not pulled tight enough and to much resin?)
this would have been fine except it wrinkled when i left it to dry, and now its set.
how do i go about fixing this? do i grind it back and then patch it with fiberglass?
id like to go over it all with body filler too (wanting a good finish on the paint and figured it was easier to sand back) is there a way to thin it out to help achieve a smoother coating of the shelf or do i leave its consistency and simply smooth it over before drying? reason i ask is purely for the size of the project, not sure if it would be easier to work with something a little thinner?
Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:02 PM
As for the body filler mix is with its hardener as per usual and then mix it with resin (also mixed with its hardener) this is called a "milkshake"
See below for further information.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:30 PM
Im actually surprised how well it's turned out so far (even with the small patch of wrinkling)
it's my first proper time fibreglassing, have read page after page, thread after thread for months now and decided to jump in.
thanks again for the info, it means i can jump straight back in on my next RDO's
Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:38 AM
Wetting and rolling the mat out on a piece of glass and then placing it onto the project, this ensures no air bubbles and no wasted resin.
Using contact adhesive for those first layers in awkward spots prior to wetting the mat out, and so forth.