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Help With Creating a Mold for Fiberglass Reproduction Answered

Hi Guys and girls,

I am new to fiberglassing. I am working on custom panels on my car. I like to work with clay being artistic and all, I can sculpt out new body panels,diffusers, Spoilers etc. I wanted to make my own panel but not sure how toget a mold created. I am working with OIL BASED clay which does not dry out over time so I would like to keep the clay undamaged from the resins or whatsoever. I want to use fiberglass as my casting. So My question is what can I use to work with my clay?

How is the layer process started?

What materials what I need? (Easy setup,which Brand Resins with Plenty work Time)

This pic is a general idea I have to start

Thanks !

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caitlinsdad (author)2014-04-24

You could look up the many ibles on "molding" or "casting". You can take a look also at the Make magazine video clips of making and casting a replica robot http://makezine.com/2014/03/04/building-up-to-maker-faire-shawn-thorssons-brings-ed-209-to-life/ The entire process is shown. Good luck.

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