the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
icon

Air bubbles


Post ReplyPost New Topic
< Prev Topic Next Topic >
darthness 
Copper - Posts: 136
Copper spacespace
Joined: December 12, 2004
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 3:02 PM / IP Logged  
Ok so today i've been working on my very first fiberglass project... doing kick panels for my car. Anyway, i pulled the mold out about an hour ago and it seems i have quite a few air bubbles.. how can i fix them? they're accessable from the back but i don't want to do to much on that end and risk it not fitting as well... can fill them in with resin?
I have 2 layers on so far and plan to add another layer on tommorow.
djfearny2 
Silver - Posts: 810
Silver spaceThis member has made a donation to the12volt.com. Click here for more info.spacespace
Joined: September 23, 2002
Location: United States
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 3:49 PM / IP Logged  
leave the bubbles if its going to be too hard to accomplish from the front than you have no real choice. if using mat usually you get bubbles if you dont apply resin good enough to matting making it sink in and saturated. however you should be ok as your only doing kicks.
Jon
Installer/Help Technician
---coral springs florida---
mecp certification is not always needed. I have it and it has not helped me out at all. my experience out shines it.
darthness 
Copper - Posts: 136
Copper spacespace
Joined: December 12, 2004
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 5:30 PM / IP Logged  
yeah i kinda figured for kick panels it wasn't a huge deal.
but in the future how can i avoid it. i'll probably buy some sort of roller as i've heard those help get rid of any bubbes.
aceracer24 
Copper - Posts: 140
Copper spacespace
Joined: May 30, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 8:41 PM / IP Logged  
Funny you should bring this up, I saturated my mat really well and still had mass bubbles today, could this be a result of the under resin either not dry or to dry? The mat just didn't seem to want to stick at all :(
1968 VW Beetle
Pioneed DEH-780MP, 2 10' Memphis PR104D, Memphis PR500.1, TXC 6.1, MTX Thunder 8502
Velocity Motors 
Moderator - Posts: 12,487
Moderator spaceThis member has made a donation to the12volt.com. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Electrical Theory. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Fabrication. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Audio and Video. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Security and Convenience. Click here for more info.spacespace
Joined: March 08, 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 9:19 PM / IP Logged  

Use a roller and this will get rid of all your air bubbles.

Jeff
Velocity Custom Home Theater
Mobile Audio/Video Specialist
Morden, Manitoba CANADA
aceracer24 
Copper - Posts: 140
Copper spacespace
Joined: May 30, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 9:20 PM / IP Logged  
well, I am having a hard time finding one and whats the roller made out of anyway? I tried a wall paper roller made of plastic, that didn't work and I tried a socket lol...metal of course but that just pulled the mat up.
1968 VW Beetle
Pioneed DEH-780MP, 2 10' Memphis PR104D, Memphis PR500.1, TXC 6.1, MTX Thunder 8502
Velocity Motors 
Moderator - Posts: 12,487
Moderator spaceThis member has made a donation to the12volt.com. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Electrical Theory. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Fabrication. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Audio and Video. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Security and Convenience. Click here for more info.spacespace
Joined: March 08, 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 9:35 PM / IP Logged  

Air bubbles -- posted image.

This is kind of like what I use. The roller is corrugated to allow for the extra resin to squeeze out of the matting and spread out evenly to the rest of the project.

Here's another one that I want to get, but haven't.

Air bubbles -- posted image.

Jeff
Velocity Custom Home Theater
Mobile Audio/Video Specialist
Morden, Manitoba CANADA
aceracer24 
Copper - Posts: 140
Copper spacespace
Joined: May 30, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 9:51 PM / IP Logged  
any idea where I can buy one and how do you keep them from pulling the freshly laid mat back up? THis is the problem I was having...but that could be do to the type I was using also. Home Depot doesn't carry a roller like either one of those at least that I can find anyway.
1968 VW Beetle
Pioneed DEH-780MP, 2 10' Memphis PR104D, Memphis PR500.1, TXC 6.1, MTX Thunder 8502
Velocity Motors 
Moderator - Posts: 12,487
Moderator spaceThis member has made a donation to the12volt.com. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Electrical Theory. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Fabrication. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Audio and Video. Click here for more info.spaceThis member has been recognized as an authority in Mobile Security and Convenience. Click here for more info.spacespace
Joined: March 08, 2002
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 10:13 PM / IP Logged  
http://www.fibreglast.com/showproducts-category-Applicators-96.html#275
Jeff
Velocity Custom Home Theater
Mobile Audio/Video Specialist
Morden, Manitoba CANADA
aceracer24 
Copper - Posts: 140
Copper spacespace
Joined: May 30, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: June 12, 2006 at 10:29 PM / IP Logged  
Thanks Jeff much appreciated!
1968 VW Beetle
Pioneed DEH-780MP, 2 10' Memphis PR104D, Memphis PR500.1, TXC 6.1, MTX Thunder 8502
Page of 2

  Printable version Printable version Post ReplyPost New Topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

  •  
Search the12volt.com
Follow the12volt.com Follow the12volt.com on Facebook
Thursday, August 5, 2021 • Copyright © 1999-2021 the12volt.com, All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies
Disclaimer: *All information on this site ( the12volt.com ) is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use. Any user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and use of this information. Please verify all wire colors and diagrams before applying any information.

Secured by Sectigo
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
Support the12volt.com
Top
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer