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Thread: clay and fiberglassing

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    definitely listen to durango. it would be better to mix several batches and have lots of waste than to have it overexpand and break something!

    or, almost as bad, for it to overexpand and spill out over the area you masked out on the dash! can you imagine that foam getting onto your carpet, your steering column, over your gauge cluster? I shudder to think about it!

    as for application, you mix it in a cup, this cna get tricky to apply! so what I would do, to ensure you ahve excersized all of yrou options, is I would go to a hardware store and look for the canned stuff. when you find it, ask a guy that works there if he knows FOR SURE that its rigid. rigid is key! if not, its no good. but the can, you can aim teh nozzle right where you want the stuff to lay, and you dont have to worry about trying to pour the foam into place.

    maybe park on a steep hill to ensure it doesnt run off ontop your carpet? i dunno

    but DEFINITELY mask your cara off REAL well! expanding foam is no joke! Id take resin dropping on my car any day before expanding foam! (9 times out of 10)

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    thanks for all the advice guys, i think i am going to experiment with a can foam first see if i can get the exact shape i am looking for, after that go from there, one thing, what should i cover the area with like the top of the dash so the foam wont get stuck to the dash, i was thinking like plastic covers like the kind you use to protect stuff when your painting, but what is good so it will give me the shape i want, and it will protect my dash?
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    masking tape, the blue or green kind. or aluminumfoil. or both. cant ever be too protected

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    I guess I'm a little late on this one and I guess zerosiggls is already sold on the expanding foam, but after browsing the finished projects at www.g35ipod.com , I found this sweet looking center console. The console was first made in clay, then they made a plaster mold, then they poured Smoothcast 305 liquid plastic(never heard of this stuff on the forums anyone have experience with it?) into the cast.
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    Not keen on the way it the pod sticks out, but it's not bad. Never heard of Smoothcast but I've used liquid resin which is similar, although I'm not sure how it sticks to the sides.... You could still use fibreglass though.
    Not sure why he's used all that silicon - that stuff isn't cheap! He could've just put plaster straight on to the clay, but then it'd probably disintergrated...

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