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Old 07-18-2016, 06:03 AM   #5601
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Tim, Harbor Freight used to have the chip brushes...... I think they still do.

I think they said this, but if you wet the area your building, then lay the matt on it it should stick pretty good.

Like Terry I used to fix fiberglass on my race jeep all the time, got pretty good with it. Once you get the hang of it it to me is much more forgiving than trying to do metal body work.

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Old 07-18-2016, 06:17 AM   #5602
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Hey Lloyd, thanks, we just had a Harbor freight go into a old grocery store a couple miles from the S&B's, I bought some brushes at a flea market but can't find them now...
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I have a question about this fiberglass repair thing. I took out my shower pan in MH Saturday and need to repair a crack and rebuild the area around drain. The resin can says to mix 18 drops of hardener at 70 degrees, 10 drops at 91 degrees and above. This is per ounce of resin. What the heck is an ounce of resin. I do not think I can measure 1/16th of a can? Now epoxy I can measure. Can I use West Marine epoxy instead of fiberglass resin? thanks

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Ron,
I am not sure about the West Marine Epoxy, never used it. Like Terry did on the video, you pour a couple inches in a plastic throw away cup and mix in a few drops(10 to 15) of hardener and mix. if you get too much hardener, it will set up quicker, A little less will take longer to set up.
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Good Morning, Frank, they keep me busy for sure. Tim, yes on the gloves that stuff is mean to get off, and like Lloyd says Harbor Freight has the chip brushes that's where I get mine, (I buy'em by the case, like less than 10 bucks) I like working with glass sure do need less tools . Ron, I don't get too worried about being exact on the drops used, I usually mix in a coffee cup and put in like 6 to 8 drops, if you use too much it'll harden faster that's all. I've never used marine so can't answer that one. Well we are removing the PU box today, (if I can beat the rain this afternoon) then fixing the frame painting the box and putting it back on, busy, busy, busy.........I think I need to mow the lawn too........then there's the other weedeater to put back together, outside light fixtures to paint for daughter's house, oh my gotta get goin
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I have used the West system resin but only on wood.
VERY durable stuff.
Not sure how it works with fiberglass though.
Mix ratio is very important for optimum results.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:42 PM   #5607
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I have a question about this fiberglass repair thing. I took out my shower pan in MH Saturday and need to repair a crack and rebuild the area around drain. The resin can says to mix 18 drops of hardener at 70 degrees, 10 drops at 91 degrees and above. This is per ounce of resin. What the heck is an ounce of resin. I do not think I can measure 1/16th of a can? Now epoxy I can measure. Can I use West Marine epoxy instead of fiberglass resin? thanks

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I think you could take a measuring cup and measure an oz of water, pour it in a plastic cup and mark the height with a felt marker. 8 fluid oz. in a cup of water. Hopefully they are referring to fluid oz.

Or two or three oz. if the mood hit you and you wanted a bit more material to work with.

Just did a non scientific test with an electronic kitchen scale. 1 cup (8 oz) of water weighed just over 8 oz. on the scale.

So I looked it up. One fluid oz. of water weights 1.04 oz. There were more decimals but not relevant.
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Good Evening, Got the PU box off............now more fun, need to repair the frame and clean and paint same. Finish the body work on the box and paint that, and the back of the cab.
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Terry - it will be just like a new truck. Probably better than new. Your industriousness is impressive.
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Terry,
Are you going to paint the back of the cab before you put the box back on? Good time to finish the cab corners too, while you can get to the back of the cab.
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Terry, I forgot how hard those New York winters are on cars and trucks!!!!!

My Super Duty I bought in June of 98, still has the original exhaust and it looks to be good for another 10 years,,,,, or more.

BTW, it is time for Debbie's family annual RV gathering, we meet in Gettysburg Thursday. So anything you need me to send to you via the brother in-law???

A S.C. peach?

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Have a safe trip Buddy, and most of all ENJOY, You have earned your retirement, now it is time to smell the Roses, lol.
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Thanks Frank! Will do!

Going to stop in Virginia on the way North and visit Natural Bridge. Years ago we were there and enjoyed it. Thought my Mom (she is coming with us) might enjoy.

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Good morning, Gordon, thanks, I take way more breaks now a days than I used to, so not sure on my industriousness . Frank, yup I while the box is off I can tie up those loose ends, (corners, paint ect.) Lloyd, I think I'm all set, thanks for the offer, have a safe trip tell everyone HI from the TA Motorsports crew. Boy I sure do miss having a crew to work, (but I don't miss all the paperwork). Going to start on the frame repairs this morning.
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