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crackhead09's Fiberglassing Tutorial

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by crackhead09, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. fishkillr99

    fishkillr99 New Member

    thanks that really helps, do you put anything on before or after? :unsure:
  2. JangoFett140


    what kind of fiberglass did you use? as in weave thickness and such?
  3. crackhead09

    crackhead09 RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    i used cloth and as far as i know fiberglass either comes in cloth or matt and the choice of which one to use is yours to make and theres really not much of a difference between the two
  4. BinaryCode

    BinaryCode Jr Member

    What is that he is holding between 3:20 and 3:35. (Not the card, I mean the other thing)
  5. LastSpartan

    LastSpartan Sr Member

    That's the resin hardener.
  6. BinaryCode

    BinaryCode Jr Member

    Ok thanks, I couldn't hear what he said from the respirator.

    Btw, did he just fiberglass paper? It looks like paper and I heard that the whole thing doesn't work on it.
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    SJSUSPARTAN Active Member

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(crackhead09 @ Apr 26 2008, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class='quotemain'>well here it is guys my fiberglassing tutorial its a little different from the stickies but this is my approach to this stage in fiberglassing and you can choose to either resin it first or after and i hope this helps out with people who are confused

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    again lemme know if there is any mistakes

    oh and the camera man is Kurokuma22</div>
    I figured I would check this video out. It's mostly just a refresher on what I already know. But I would like to know, do foam brushes work better or bristle? I've used both with mild success with foam but a bit more with bristle. I think I'll give the hand fiberglassing a try. I normally use brushes but there seemed to much more success at ridding the air bubbles. I'll keep you posted.
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  8. redragon74

    redragon74 Well-Known Member

    if your using mat how many layers would be fine? i put 3 down but theres still a lil puddle taken a decent while to dry..but i dont no if its cause theres a lill bit of moisture out or if its cause i put 3 layers in and i know you have to use alot of fiberglass lol
  9. spiker369

    spiker369 Jr Member

    yeah i need to know how many layers of mat to use also...
    and should i do the inside in fiberglass first then the outside? or the other way around?
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  10. redragon74

    redragon74 Well-Known Member

    inside always the inside

    if you do the outside you lose the detail :p
  11. spiker369

    spiker369 Jr Member

    ok but there isn't much detail in the halo 2 odst helmet :p...
    did you figure out how many layers of the fiberglass mat you should use?
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  12. red warrior

    red warrior New Member

    thx for a very helpful tutorial now i can get on with my pep helmet. :cool:
  13. redragon74

    redragon74 Well-Known Member

    i think its about 1-2 since its so thick and it would be so strong on 1 but im still not sure but i would go with between that, if you get a small puddle like mine formed just take your brush and smoothen it out everywhere through the helmet
  14. spiker369

    spiker369 Jr Member

    ok thanks...

    and for the visor... i am using a piece of clear plastic (the stuff teachers use on overhead projectors). what would be the best way to glue it to the helmet after i fiberglass it? or should i glue it on first?
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  15. redragon74

    redragon74 Well-Known Member

    fiberglass it first, bondo detail it etc. do all that and when your done painting install your visor

    use something like JBweld/plastic weld
  16. spiker369

    spiker369 Jr Member

    ... would hot glue work?
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  17. redragon74

    redragon74 Well-Known Member

    if the visor is already bent into shape like a motorcycle visor, no the hot glu wont be strong enough hold
  18. tlither

    tlither Well-Known Member

    Hot glue might melt a transparency. You can try it. If it works, you'll probably have to trim the excess from it.
  19. spiker369

    spiker369 Jr Member

    didn't think about that... i have tacky glue but it doesn't seem to stick to the transparency very well...

    i'm going to test hot glue on a different sheet of trans. first

    EDIT: crap i think i bought the wrong resin... i got Bondo Glass...
    and it had Cream Hardener instead of the clear liquid hardener... did i get the wrong stuff or will this work the same??? if it is the wrong stuff should i return the fiberglass mat and get the cloth or is the mat fine?
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  20. Graverobber

    Graverobber Member

    i think thats body filler. hold on to that because you will need it.
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  21. spiker369

    spiker369 Jr Member

    ok cool then i didn't waste my (mom's/dad's) money!
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  22. homsar66

    homsar66 Jr Member

    no, its not body filler. Its basically fiberglass resin with little bits of fiberglass cloth already in it. You can use it on cloth like resin, but i don't like it nearly as much. Its good for resining when you're not using cloth though
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  23. bugman72

    bugman72 Jr Member

    I couldn't entirely hear what he said when he was adding the hardner to the resin. How many drops of hardner did he put in the resin? Looks to be less than 10 drops for what seemed like about 3-4oz of resin. If this is the case, wouldn't it take forever for it to cure? I know that I use about 15 drops for 2oz of resin (directions recommend 10 per ounce). Am I missing something? I would love to have the delay in curing so I can do more surface at a time, but I don't want it to remain tacky for the next two weeks.
  24. crackhead09

    crackhead09 RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    well what happened was in the video it took it like 2 hours to finish curing on that patch after that i do what i always do squirt it until it looked right then mix
  25. AoBfrost

    AoBfrost Well-Known Member

    Return that bondo you bought, that's bondo glass, much harder to work with than plain old body filler.

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