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    you can always shape mesh (like screen door material) over chicken wire to kind of get your mold. I don't know, fabric worked out for my enlcosure, but you might look into mesh/wire.
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    thanks for all the input guys, is there any websites out there with any clay fiberglassing tutorials, i have searched for weeks, and havent really found a good site with clay and FG. if anybody know of any guides or tutorials please let me know, and please keep those ideas coming... thanks...
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    Zero, check here
    It's the homepage for Chavant, and it's actually very good - just reading up on it myself right now. There are examples, gallery, and you can even download templates to make your own tools. You can even buy books on techniques (recommended) which I think I might even take a look at myself

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    has anyone ever made a piece they were proud of by glassing over chicken wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1knows
    you can use expanding foam and carve the shape you want out of that an fiberglass over, thats usually done with doorcard fabrication.
    the resin eats right into that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
    has anyone ever made a piece they were proud of by glassing over chicken wire?
    the wet glass will fall thru the chicken wire holes
    if u do this. put a tight layer of cloth on it for the first layer..

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    I dont know what kind of crappy expanding foam you were using, but the good stuff is used to make door panels all the time. ever see the alpine civic? you can test for yoruself, too. there are foams that resin wont eat! grab a styrofoam ball and coat in it in glass, it wint melt at all!

    you must have had a cheap foam

    mickey, my comment was not a question seeking knowledge, but rather a statement about the rumor I always see floating around that you use chicken wire for glass boxes as if fiberglass is some sort of paper mache. I dont think any structure has ever turned out well using chicken wire, and I personally believe that anyone who has used chicken wire did it because they didnt know aboy better. thus, the curiosity of anyone who really did try it.

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    u wana make somethe large enuf.. tight nit chicken wire might be ur best option. nothing for the car might need it.. u wana make urself a life size elefant, have fun carving that foam

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    micky, how many glass projects have you done with chicken wire? what were the steps you chose to work with it, and why did you chose that material? and do you have any completed pictures of anything you have done with chicken wire? I am not interrogating you (i hope!) but I seriously seriously believe that chickenwire is an internet myth as far as a useful car audio installation tool, and have yet ot be proven wronng.

    ooh, and also where you read that chicken wire is a viable glass option, too. (like car audio shop versus car dealership versus internet DIY listing versus internet hearsay)

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    plz tell me where i said that using "chicken wire" or a close nited wire would help out with the small fiberglassing needed for audio install's..
    i said if u made a large enuf structure it could be handy.. have u ever patched a large rust hole in a car? wire sheet is used for that.. and yes i have done this.

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