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Old 01-19-2018, 02:03 PM   #1
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I'm in need of someone capable of custom fiberglass work for my camper on my 04 Tacoma. I have some ideas of what I want to do to it, but I'm not quite sure if they're plausible. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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Have you looked under "boat repair" shops in your area? They may repair many fiberglass boats. If they can't do what you want, maybe they know someone who can. Good luck
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:48 PM   #3
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guys that like corvettes but I bet it will cost you!!

good luck

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Old 01-19-2018, 06:17 PM   #4
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Polyester resin and glas are easy to work with and hsve been around a long time. Stick an ad on craigslist, maybe in help wanted section of your local paper, get references of course but there are lots of people who could help you.
With a little practice you could probably do it yourself.
I didnt know anything about the sruff till I bought some and started playing with it. Today with youtube its even easier!
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:33 PM   #5
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fred I admire you work you have become an expert


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Old 01-21-2018, 08:01 PM   #7
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I knocked a hole in my fiberglass boat got the stuff fixed it myself.

just be patient read up

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Old 01-26-2018, 09:34 AM   #8
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ok, I've worked with FG a long time mostly surfboards from start to finish. here are some quick tips that I used when doing a complete overhaul of my CH. I raised the trailer because of the torsion axle and custom frame that allowed me to cut the top (hump) of the wheel wells out. I also cut two doors in one on each side in the front. this gave me material to use as replacements pieces cut to size for all the holes (old furnace, vents, etc) that I covered. I used the flat pieces from the side and glassed them on top of the wheel wells. working with FG is easy and I might suggest taking some scrap, mix resin/hardener with FG strand (take a piece and cut into tiny shreds) and experiment. less hardener will allow you to play with it a bit. I neat trick is to use MYLAR as in balloons, as backing, resin and glass don't stick to it. especially handy around corners. just tape it on from the outside and work from the inside. sand outside and fill minor blemishes etc w bondo
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it took a few layers to get the thickness needed, but what I did was cut the piece to size, tape it in from the outside and just set a few strips on the inside to hold it in place. once set remove the tape and paste/tape mylar on outside seams...then from inside fill and cloth at least two inches beyond the cut ...don't try and put too much on .....its better to do one layer at a time allowing hardening time.
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