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Old 20 August 2010, 14:57   #1
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How to glass in seats etc

Hi Folks I am removing my console and repositioning it and adding two seats. Any advice on how to refit would be welcome and I prefer to glass in as opposed to screw or indeed do both, have lot of mechanical experience but limited fibreglass knowledge.

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Old 20 August 2010, 15:14   #2
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Got any pics of the current set-up? How is it fixed down now?
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Old 20 August 2010, 16:25   #3
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How to glass in seats etc

Currently the console is off-set to the one side and it is all glassed in; my intention is to centre it and fit new two man pod seats either side in a Y or delta layout.

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If you're planning on glassing them in over old existing GRP, you should consider using epoxy based resin, as it would adhere better than polyester. Costs more though.
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hi

you cant use chop strand matt when useing expoxing resins, so what sheving are you going to use??
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I was under the impression I could sand back to the original fibreglass and glass in short strand using epoxy resin, but if I am incorrect any advice would be welcomed
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Why not? You just use powder bound instead of emulsion.
http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.u...rand-matt.aspx

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you cant use chop strand matt when useing expoxing resins, so what sheving are you going to use??
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Why not? You just use powder bound instead of emulsion.
http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.u...rand-matt.aspx
Cool info - thanks for this Matt. I have a similar job to do with seats over winter and was wondering how it's done.

For my curiosity ... is the emulsion used for "emulsion bound CSM" only soluble in polyester/styrene, hence the need for the powder bound stuff?

Would you suggest glassing only or would you reckon glass and screw is a more secure option?

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Old 05 September 2010, 09:44   #9
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Thanks for the infor Matt and my intention is to use sikaflex 292, screw and fiberglass-perhaps this is overkill, however I dont want to loose any passengers!
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