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Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#2

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Good to go! Time to mix up some resin and get started. I use West Systems with 206 hardener. The 206 will give you about a 20-30 minute potlife depending on the temperature. The first thing to do is fill in the sharp corners to help reduce bubbles. For that I mix in some Cabosil to thicken up the resin so it will stay put.

Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#2
Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#2
Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#2

Next I laid up 3-4 layers of 8oz cloth and let that kick overnight.

Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#2
Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#2

The next morning I removed the wood backing, turned the frame over and popped off the parting board. The green stuff is PVA. It is water soluble and wipes off fairly easily with a damp cloth.

Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#2
Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#2
Building a Fiberglass Tank Part#2

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Written by qtechmaria

October 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Posted in How To

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