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Topic: glassworkz dvd

Posted By: casaus19
Subject: glassworkz dvd
Date Posted: December 16, 2004 at 8:22 PM

Hey guys,

I was wondering if anyone that has/seen the glassworkz dvd's know how well the resin mix he uses is.  The way he does it is with like 2 quarts of resin and 3-5 quarts of "aerosil".  I want to try and use it but im not able to find the aerosil powder.  i was wondering if anyone in here has tried it, or know where to get it and how much.  also how much mekp would you use to have it set up right.



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Posted By: lathan
Date Posted: December 16, 2004 at 11:31 PM
yea man u can buy the aerosil at www.uscomposites.com about $60. bucks for a ten pound bag which should last ya quite a bit.

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Posted By: mlazzaro
Date Posted: December 17, 2004 at 9:25 AM
casaus19 wrote:

Hey guys,

I was wondering if anyone that has/seen the glassworkz dvd's know how well the resin mix he uses is.  The way he does it is with like 2 quarts of resin and 3-5 quarts of "aerosil".  I want to try and use it but im not able to find the aerosil powder.  i was wondering if anyone in here has tried it, or know where to get it and how much.  also how much mekp would you use to have it set up right.




what is this aerosil and what would i do with it?




Posted By: realitycheck
Date Posted: December 17, 2004 at 12:06 PM
You use it instead of laying layers of glass on top of your fleece.  It makes the resin really thick and you put it on the inside of the box.

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Posted By: Carbonb
Date Posted: December 17, 2004 at 7:37 PM
Sounds like a lot cleaner solution rather than having the matting which is really annoying to work with.

Anyone seen the glassman DVD's? I would like to get them, or maybe if someone has them they can burn them and then I'll pay for you to send them to me.




Posted By: erickbkny28
Date Posted: December 17, 2004 at 8:07 PM

Hey Guys...

I've seen the glassworkz DVD's and I'm an administrator for there forum. The aerosil is used as an expander for the resin. It make your polyester resin as thick as peanut butter,Using expander in your resin make your job so much faster, and there's no need for chop mat.( NO MORE ITCH SKIN)..I mix 1:2 ratio. 1resin 2 expander. You can buy expander at your local marina or on-line at  https://www.shopmaninc.com/westfillers.html  your looking for "406 Colloidal Silica. 

Carbond:

Here is the link the the GCF How-To DVD's  https://www.glassmanscustomforum.com/newhowtodvds.html   you should look into getting the v5.0 you'll get the v4.1 free with it.   Then look into the v6.0

 





Posted By: Carbonb
Date Posted: December 18, 2004 at 10:43 AM
I am really really considering getting them. I mean sounds like it would help me out immensely with my job.

So the expander makes it so you don't have to use mat anymore for subs? So you could just lay a thick layer of that, let it soak into the clothe and that's it?




Posted By: erickbkny28
Date Posted: December 18, 2004 at 12:00 PM

Yeah,   thats it.. Just remember, you apply the resin expander to the inside of the enclosure not the outside...

I'm not saying your stupid... But I know someone that apply it to the outside of the enclosure..





Posted By: Carbonb
Date Posted: December 19, 2004 at 5:54 PM
Why wouldn't you apply it to the outside as well as the inside?




Posted By: erickbkny28
Date Posted: December 19, 2004 at 11:10 PM
The outside is some-what smooth already, If you add resin expander to the outside, you'll have alot of sanding to do, and you defeat the perpose of the resin expander.




Posted By: Carbonb
Date Posted: December 20, 2004 at 12:22 AM
How to add the expander to the inside if you have the fabric attached to a mold?




Posted By: realitycheck
Date Posted: December 20, 2004 at 8:33 AM
You can either cut the fleece away from the rings and go through that hole, or you can cut a square out of the bottom of the mdf. Then do your work and just replace it after and seal it with the resin expander to hold into place.

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Learning the trade one fiberglass creation at a time!




Posted By: Carbonb
Date Posted: December 20, 2004 at 10:39 AM
Lol, I'd rather just put it on the outside instead of trying to reattach a square fiberglass hole ;)




Posted By: erickbkny28
Date Posted: December 20, 2004 at 2:12 PM

Your not reattaching a square FIBERGLASS hole. You cut out a square MDF hole, then reattach the MDF and fill with resin expander.





Posted By: Carbonb
Date Posted: December 21, 2004 at 12:21 PM
Well if you take a fiberglass mold of the side of your trunk, you are saying I should attacking MDF pieces inside of that mold just so I can apply the expander on the inside?

It seems like it would be easier just to apply it to the outside.

Unlesss somehow you could flip it over and apply it through a small hole without getting everything everywhere.




Posted By: erickbkny28
Date Posted: December 21, 2004 at 12:38 PM

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If your talking about this type of enclosure, then you do-not cut out the back, you cut out the speaker ring, and add your resin expander from the front opening.

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If your talking about this type of enclosure, then you can cut out an opening in the back of the box, then add in your resin expander, then seal the opening after your resin expander is dry.



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Posted By: erickbkny28
Date Posted: December 22, 2004 at 1:41 AM

Hey guys..sorry about that up there.^^^^

https://glassmanscustomforum.com/v-web/gallery/albums/album04/17_Vinly_Carpet_Dye_or_Paint.thumb.jpg

If your talking about this type of enclosure, then you do-not cut out the back, you cut out the speaker ring, and add your resin expander from the front opening.

https://glassmanscustomforum.com/v-web/gallery/albums/Misc-Infiniti/13_Completed.thumb.jpg

If your talking about this type of enclosure, then you can cut out an opening in the back of the box,then add in your resin expander, then seal the opening after your resin expander is dry.



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