Re: Advice on building a fiberglass hood
I've run a fiberglass hood, but never made one. I knew a guy years ago that tried to do one for a Nova and I think he had more cash in glassing the mold than a simply buying a hood. Even so, if you want to do it go for it. On the iBoats forum there are a lot of guys glassing old boats. Lots of info on which mesh, thickness, weave, or chop to use. How to make "creamy peanut butter" versus "chunky peanut butter" for glassing in your wood members and when to use construction adhesive. Info about resin versus epoxy (first one cost less but requires respirators), and where to buy supplies on line at low cost. Lots of tips too like pot time, how to deal with amine blush, and so on. Having done only small amounts of glass and small amounts of epoxy work, I'll suggest that you will go through more supplies like mixing cups, staring sticks, rubber gloves, acetone and other sundries than you think. Find a way to buy this stuff a ahead and in bulk so you can keep your costs down.
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