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the fibreglass manual


Subtitle: a practical guide to the use of reinforced plastics

Author: noakes k.

Publisher: crowood press

ISBN: 9781861265753

1 in stock (can be backordered)

1 in stock (can be backordered)


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

Edition: 2006