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Fibreglass Manual

By Keith Noakes

ISBN: 9781861265753
PUBLISHED: 2003
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 296x210 mm
INSIDE: 100 b&w photos/ 20 line drawings

A practical guide to the use of glass reinforced plastics.

Glass reinforced plastic or fibreglass is a composite material made from strands of glass and liquid resin. This versatile material is used in the construction of cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and aircraft. Fibreglass is an easy material for the DIY modeller or repairer to use.

Written with the layman in mind, this book covers:

  • Materials, tools and equipment
  • Health and safety
  • Repairing existing components
  • Modifying and strengthening existing mouldings
  • Designing and making patterns
  • Making moulds
  • Wet lay-up technique
  • Curing times and methods
  • Releasing compounds from moulds
  • Mould-less techniques

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    " This book looks at everything associated with fibreglass - what it is, its uses, how to use it etc, in immense detail, explained with plenty of photographs.
    I didn't know anything about fibreglass until I read this book - now I feel I could repair a damaged bumper if I needed to.
    I'm off to the shed to start building. "
    Review Type: Press
    Reviewed By: Burton Mail

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