Step 4:

Wet out the covering layers and cover the layup with plastic wrap (epoxy won't stick to it).
The wood pieces press the flanges to make it nice and flat.

If I were going to make several parts like this, I'd probably cut a piece of plywood
into a "U" shape for this step, but for a one-off, just a couple of pieces of wood worked fine.

Then put some weight on the wood parts to compress the flange a bit while it cures.

<p>nice work , next time use gloves , cause the fiberglass will leave red stains on your skin and maybe small burns .</p>
<p>Nicely done.</p>
really nice job
I am in the middle of a 1963 Sailboat Restoration, well versed at Expoxy, but this Post gave me some great ideas. I especially liked your side by side 'before and after' picture. As you know this is 99% ugly and that last 1% makes it beautiful. <br> <br>Thanks for Sharing, this was a great post.
This is great. I have soo much west system just lying around and this gave me some inspiration to develop a fiberglassing tallent. I'm gonna go play around right now and see what i can make
Awesome :D
Love your hat, jaelanne!
How about &quot;getting fiberglass splinters out of your skin&quot; for a future instructable :). This is really going to help. This will work great to protect the back side of speakers so shoving life vests into storage compartments doesn't damage them. Thank you!!!
I use either duct tape or packing tape. The sticky side grabs up those glass hairs quite well, and cactus hairs as well. Very good job, Cavelamb.
Using a really sticky tape has helped me romoved a few splinters in the past. Not getting them in the first place is best obviously.
COLD shower! :) <br> <br>But the best advice is to avoid getting fiberglass splinters/dust/shavings on your skin. <br> <br>
That is a beautiful piece of work, cavelamb! If we add your custom fibreglassing to the PVC inspiration we get from Thinkenstein, there're really no limits are there?
Nope! <br> <br>Have fun.
I want to make a fingerboard for a ukulele. But i'll use paper instead of the glass cloth. That's another instructable, though. <br> <br>That's a beautiful piece of work. Did you use caulk to seal it to the bulkhead, or some kind of gasket material?
Thanks for the paper idea-- I can think of all sorts of textured/fibers/printed papers that would create beautiful fingerboards!
Take a look at these two 'ibles. I got the idea from them. <br> <br>https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-homemade-micarta/ <br>https://www.instructables.com/id/Mokume-Kireji-DIY-Woodgrain-Composites/
wow. Bookmarking those. I love playing with color.
For sealing deck hardware I use a very high quality butyl rubber tape.
Great instructable. Lots of information and well done. Thanks. <br>
Very nice work. In the initial picture, I kept looking carefully to see the 'home made' cover, until I realized that the part that I thought was store-bought was the piece that you made. You took great pains to make it look good. <br> <br>Using a soda bottle as a mold was a real inspiration.
<br>My GF said &quot;store bought&quot; is a compliment - unless talking about wedding cakes. <br>(I took that as a thinly veiled hint) :) <br> <br>There is no reason for fiberglass to look &quot;home made&quot;. <br>It's just too easy to make it look slick as it can be. <br> <br>
PS: <br> <br>DAnYHKim, <br>I made a stylus for my Android phone from your Instructable. <br>And it even works! <br> <br>Thanks. <br> <br>Richard

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