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Old 17 April 2009, 15:19   #1
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Making a storage box

I want to make a small box for storage in front of my console. Easiest (for me) would be one made out of marine ply. I've read something about coating the ply in something?
Any tips, advice or even ideas would be great.
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This might help:

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I want to make a small box for storage in front of my console. Easiest (for me) would be one made out of marine ply. I've read something about coating the ply in something?
Any tips, advice or even ideas would be great.
Cheers
I assume that you intend to sheath the marine ply in glass fibre. A tip taken from Slimtim's build thread, I believe it came from Lee of Leeway Composites (he does seem to know what he is doing with fbreglass!) is before coating the marine ply in fibreglass, apply G4 sealant (available from cfsnet.co.uk and others). As this has a similar composition to resin, but is thinner, it soaks into the wood more and provides a good bond for the fibreglass and resin when you apply it on top. The instruction was to apply the matting when the G4 is just starting to go tacky. I have used this technique throughout my build, and where I have had to cut through areas where I have done this, I have not been able to fault the adhesion of the fibreglass to the wood.
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Old 17 April 2009, 16:30   #4
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Top advice.
My Dad used G4 on his pond and its lasted well over 10 years!
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How about using a g.r.p motorcycle top box ,you could pick one up at a car boot sale for a few quid and its ready made with a lid ,i used an old side box or pannier from a police bike for an anchor box on a rib i had ,just a thought..regards mart.
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I'll post this here rather than the FAC thread!

I might be getting a D class anchor box if you want a mould making off that? Not sure of dimensions yet?
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Thanks for all the replies.
Phil, I haven't got a clue how to make one from a mold. But thanks for the offer anyway Going to go price up the bits now and then ask the Trouble and Strife if I can spend more
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Does it have to be chequer plate and can you do powder coating?

I'm sure I just read a post off a lad who offers allot boxes and now its gone. Am I cracking up?
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I'm sure I just read a post off a lad who offers allot boxes and now its gone. Am I cracking up?
no I think you will find that post has been removed as it was commercial but was not from a trade member.
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I did notice he wasn't a trade member but wasn't sure if it was me.
Thanks for that Polwart.
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