Step 1.7. Fiberglass
For our first venture into fiberglassing we found it a very easy craft to master, or at least within the realms of our requirements.
We used an epoxy resin and some fiberglass cloth. It basically entailed brushing on a coat of epoxy resin, laying a fiberglass cloth over that, and then brushing another coat of epoxy resin over that.
Important! When doing this, ensure that appropriate clothing is worn along with good gloves and a suitable breathing mask.
This is our account of proceedings
The resin and hardener were mixed to the ratios stated on the bottles - different brands have different ratios. The amount used for the first coat was approximately 200ml (1/3 of a pint) including the hardener.
That lot was then poured on top of the dome and brushed all over. A bit like painting.
Once the epoxy resin was spread over the working surface, we lay a covering sheet of 100gm (3½ ounce) weave fiberglass cloth
over the top of it.
Note: You can either lay the fiberglass cloth over the epoxy resin directly after application, or you can wait till the epoxy resin has dried to the touch - maybe three or four hours later. The latter makes it a little easier to spread the cloth, the former gets the job over and done with.