My First Belly Band Thread - Page 5 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-03-2016, 10:09 AM   #57
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The materials are simple:
Glass mat: bondo 8 sq. ft Fibreglass Mat | Princess Auto
Polyester Resin: bondo Fibreglass Resin (3.5L) | Princess Auto
Filler: Like bondo to fill and roughness that is left after grinding. I did not use any.
Paint: Let me know what you find, I have yet to paint either of the trailers that I did the belly band on.

Tools: Most important: disposable cover alls that have a hood, gloves, and goggles
Grinder: A small cheep grinder, or two. I use one with a flapper disk to gouge, and one with a flat sanding disk to smooth to a near flat surface.
Sander: I use a 1/3 sheet orbital sander.
A Dremel tool with a cut off disk. To cut the metal plates that you may, or may not choose to remove.

Fibreglass is easy. If you grind off too much, then put more down. If you put down too much, grind it off.

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Old 05-03-2016, 10:29 AM   #58
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Thank you, David!

David, I could kiss you! Thank you so much!
One last question... What are your thoughts on removing metal bits? I'd rather not have to but I'll do whatever it takes to do it "right". Can I skip it? Any negative consequences?

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