Order of steps for my helmet???

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ohaple

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OK, just finished assembly of my helmet, but i was wondering what to do now, i have fiberglass cloth, fiberglass resin, bondo body filler, and the great stuff foam reccommended by this site for filling the brim and stuff, what order do i need to do these in, not including paint which will be last
 

nickb2325

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You want to resin it first on the outside, just paint on a layer (some recommend one, others recommend more). Let that harden. I would do the foam next, then fiberglass the inside. Once all of that has hardened you use the bondo to shape the outside.
 

rhickey11

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sorry off the topic but how did u know the diffrence from a mountain fold to a vally fold i know the diffrence when do u know when to fold and if its a valley or mountain
 

ohaple

Jr Member
ok, thanks, that is what i had planned on, but i wasnt sure if i was supposed to resin the outside or not, cause i didnt know if the bondo would stick to it

and look under the pepakura tut in the construction area, it tells you all about it
 

nickb2325

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the mountain fold lines look something like --------------
The valley fold lines look like -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. (the periods are level with the lines though)
 

ohaple

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ok, thanks, that is what i had planned on, but i wasnt sure if i was supposed to resin the outside or not, cause i didnt know if the bondo would stick to it
 

Walter Spase

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Body filler wont "stick" to the resin unless you sand the resin before applying the body filler, I recommend at least 160 grit. Bondo does best on a porous surface or something that does not have a smooth finish... Resin will usually have a fairly smooth finish once it cures...

Resin outside, fiberglass inside, sand outside, body filler outside, sand outside to shape body filler, prime piece, finish sand with a fine sand paper... paint...
 
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