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fiberglass to repair floor board?

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by personaltrainer, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. personaltrainer

    personaltrainer 1/2 ton status

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    I did a search ans could not find the info i needed.

    I was thinking of using fiberglass to patch a hole in my drivers floor board. The rust hole is about 2" x 10" so i was thinking a long skinny patch would work well.
    Is fiberglass hard to work with? what is a good brand? Any tips I should know bwfor i start? OR is fiberglass even the best option?
    Thanks.:)
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i could write ya 10 pages of tech on glasswork... ;)

    your better off with riveting a sheetmetal patch down with windsheild urethane..
     
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    Don't use fiberglass, i tried it on my blazer on 1/2 the size hole and it didn't last a week! pop-rivet a small piece of metal and use sealant and cover it back up.
     
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    I replaced a whole corner that is behind the driver seat of my blazer where it steps up to the back part with a piece of galvanized roofing tin and some metal screws. I then covered the area inside and outside with fiberglass bondo, smoothed and painted. This has held up very well for the last 18month, still looks like I just did it.
     
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    I replaced the floor in my Jeep with a big piece of sheet metal I robbed of an old toolbox drawer. Held it down with a dozen or so sheetmetal screws and half gallon of fiberglass Bondo.:p: :thumb:
     
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    Yah....that's the way to go!!!!:thumb: :thumb:

    I've done a bunch of floors that way.
    LOL....just don't get that crap on your hands...:crazy:
     
  7. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    eh, as a body guy ya hate to say it tho. ;)

    i was taught the right ways and i like to see panel replacement, blasting to clean metal, custom patchs, etc.. heck, i use weldthru primer! :rotfl: gotta eliminate that rust...

    but as you know, its not always whats called for... i actually use a marine urethane caulking when i do those now.. 3M product called 5200, same kinda gack..;) always got that bodyman guilt tho..:o :haha:
     
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    3M product called 5200....That stuffs brutal. It will never come apart.
    But I guess there wont be a problem with oil canning.
     
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    they have 4200 for easier removal...

    but honestly we play with that stuff daily and there aren't many 5200 things we can't get apart like they say.. but it is hella tough stuff. ;)

    the black is brutal on your skin, stains like POR15...

    where abouts in Joysey you at?
     
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    I'm in Bound Brook (aka Water World)

    Which Joysey shore are you in ?
     
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    thats right, i asked you that once... :doah:

    Oceangate, just south of Toms river...
     
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    Haven't been down to the pine barrens in years. Are there still any good spots to wheel ???
     
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    theres still some good spots apparently.. Rootbreaker knows of one.. and i have a couple buddies that know of a few others...

    i need to get rid of my Mall Terrains. :wink1:
     
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    Think Summer...... :D :D :D


    Road Trip
     
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    Hijack On! If you know of any good piney spots lemme know! We used to go down to Chatsworth years ago, but they have since closed it and all the other pits we know of down. And again, why is noone from North Jersey!?!? Hijack Off.
     
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    damn hijackers....:mad:


    kidding - I got my answers already - I respectfully surrender my thread!
     
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    Hehe... Sorry... OK, don't use fiberglass. It will crack out and leave you wet and miserable. Am I redeemed?
     
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    okay, okay. I'll forgive you damned hijackers!!


    later guys.
     

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