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Old 10-24-2003, 02:55 PM
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Hey guys I have a question for you.
I have a soft foam ball (a nerf football) that I need to cover to get a hard surface. I've tried fiberglass cloth but it's still easy to dent. Is there some kind of a carbon fiber/mat
that I could use to get the desired "hard shell" surface? It would then be sanded and painted.
Any help is appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2003, 03:18 PM
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By the way, I forgot to mention that I would be using the West System 105/205
resin combo for the application.
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Old 10-24-2003, 04:43 PM
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Use more layers of glass.

What weight fabric are you using?

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I'm curious why you need to make a foam nerfball hard? Are you trying to give your friends a concussion

Anyways, David was right. Put maybe 3 layers of moderate weight fglass on there, and let it cure for double what is expected, then see how it is.

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