Fiberglass Repair and Construction Handbook

Fiberglass Repair and Construction Handbook

by Jack Wiley


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Step-by-step instructions cover everything from safety precautions to materials selection to the final lamination process. Practice exercises offer hands-on experience for with glass cloth, mat, core materials, and resins. Information is provided on molding, structural concepts, and the caring for cured fiberglass. There is even a list of suppliers, repair techniques for materials other than fiberglass, and a complete section on covering wood with fiberglass.

Reviewers praise the first edition:

"...provides an excellent introduction to working with fiberglass for new construction and for repairs." — Finescale Modeler

"A good general reference for persons starting to work with fiberglass reinforced plastics...worth having." — Road & Track

Readers learn how to mend everything from bathtubs to swimming pools, to rustproof and customize cars, and much more." — Antique Motor News

" indispensable book..." — Ohio Fisherman

"...excellent text for anyone contemplating fiberglass work of any magnatude." — Book Reviews

"...describes the strength, durability and lightness of fiberglass, while exploring a great many of its astonishing number of applications." — Wright Publishing Co.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830627790
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/1988
Edition description: Net
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 755,778
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Jack Wiley is an experienced craftsman and the author of several TAB books including The Fiberglass Boat Handbook, Working with Fiberglass: Techniques and Projects, and Making Your Own Exercise Equipment.

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