Video: Easily repair fiberglass at home

https://www.youtube.com/embed/DLJecJfFUGI

Whether it's a car, a boat or any other project that is made of the stuff, here's a step-by-step guide to repair fiberglass at home.

The subject here is the Classic Motorsports 1962 Elva Mk VI project car.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/22/20 2:04 p.m.

Makes me want to repair some fiberglass. 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
5/22/20 3:28 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Makes me want to repair some fiberglass. 

Make me a set of four fender flares to fit a TE27 Corolla. 6" wide , please.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/22/20 3:56 p.m.
DeadSkunk (Warren) said:
David S. Wallens said:

Makes me want to repair some fiberglass. 

Make me a set of four fender flares to fit a TE27 Corolla. 6" wide , please.

Box flares, I assume? 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
5/22/20 6:41 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Actually, a set similar to the Mk I Ford Escort "bubble flares" would be ideal. But, feel free to make whatever your heart desires.

 

 

buzzboy
buzzboy Dork
5/22/20 9:41 p.m.

Fiberglass repair is my dayjob, but very different techniques than this. If your surfboard's broken, come on by.

christinaylam (Forum Supporter)
christinaylam (Forum Supporter) New Reader
5/24/20 6:57 p.m.

This is a great skill to learn. Handy for track side repairs which may mean the difference between racing or packing up and heading home. My E36 got tagged during a NASA Championship race but a trip to HD and a fiberglass repair kit enabled us to have it fixed up for the big race the next day. Finished on the podium after a long night of work on the car. 

Don49 (Forum Supporter)
Don49 (Forum Supporter) Dork
5/24/20 8:46 p.m.

For track side repairs fiberglass resin gel is your friend. It works well on vertical surfaces (won't sag and drip).

kurtbob
kurtbob New Reader
2/11/24 1:48 p.m.

That's exactly how I do my fiberglass repairs, except I don't use any gel coat. Aluminum flashing repair packs from Home Depot work well as backing material and race day repairs.

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