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Author Burrill, Daniel.
Title How to fabricate automotive fiberglass & carbon fiber parts / Daniel Burrill with Jeffrey Zurschmeide.
Imprint North Branch : CarTech Inc., 2012.

Author Burrill, Daniel.
Subject Automobiles -- Bodies -- Design and construction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Automobiles -- Bodies -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Automobiles -- Parts -- Design and construction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Automobiles -- Parts -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Glass fibers.
Reinforced plastics.
Carbon fibers.
Alt Name Zurschmeide, Jeffrey.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents DEDICATION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHORS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: Fiberglass Overview; What is Fiberglass?; What is a Composite?; Choosing Your First Fiberglass Project; Restoring Classic Fiberglass Cars; Dune Buggies and Custom Fiberglass Cars; Replicas and Kit Cars; A Word about Boats and Planes; How Does Fiberglass Work?; Fiberglass Safety; CHAPTER 2: Safety Gear, Relevant Tools and Workshop; Safety Gear; Fire Safety; First-Aid Kit; Personal Safety; Fiberglassing Supplies; Tools; Hand Tools; Electric Power Tools; Using Air Tools; Creating a Good Fiberglassing Workshop.
CHAPTER 3: Fiberglass Cloth, Mats, Resins and Composite MaterialsTypes of Fiberglass; Fiberglass Resins and Catalysts; Polyester Resins; Epoxy Resins; Casting Resins; Project: Basic Fiberglass Layup; Fiberglass Fillers, Pigments and Gel Coat; Composite Materials; Using Pre-Preg Carbon Fiber; CHAPTER 4: Basic and Advanced Repairs; Reinforcing Your Repairs; Cold Layup Composites; Fiberglass and Composite Repair Projects; Project: Making Simple Repairs to Gel Coat; Project: Making Simple Crack Repairs to Fiberglass; Project: Repair a Crack in a Corvette's Bodywork.
Advanced Project: Fixing Holes in FiberglassAdvanced Project: Making Fiberglass Seam Repairs; Making Repairs with HyperFiber; Project: Reinforce and Repair With HyperFiber; CHAPTER 5: Pattern and Mold Making; Patterns; Bucks; Molds; Captive Forms; Project: Create a Buck/Mold and Make Several Cobra Cockpit Wedges; Project: Fabricate a Ford Model T Roadster Dashboard; CHAPTER 6: Professional Composite Operations; Beginning with an Idea; Creating the Buck; Making the Mold; Creating the Final Part; Patterning the Carbon Fiber; Matching the Carbon Fiber Weave; Adding the Supporting Core.
Finishing the LayupBaking the Carbon Fiber; Carbon Fiber Structural Parts and High-Stress Applications; The Fabrication Process; Testing the Parts; Safety and Stress; CHAPTER 7: Plastics and Composite Vehicle Repair; Vintage Plastic Cars; Modern Plastic Cars; Identifying Plastic Body Parts; Repairing Plastic Parts with Fiberglass; Project: Repair a Plastic Spoiler using Fiberglass; Repairing Plastic Parts with Welding; Types of Plastic Welding Rods; Practice: Basic Plastic Welding Technique; Plastic Tack Welding; Practice: Two-Sided Welds; Plastic Welder Maintenance.
Repairing Plastic Mounting TabsRepairing Plastic Parts with Glue; Project: Repair an Automotive Bumper; Working with Sheet Plastic; Project: Make a Set of Rally Mud Flaps out of HDPE; Plastic Aerodynamic Devices; CHAPTER 8: Prepping and Painting Fiberglass and Composite Materials; Equipment; Airbrush; Prep Work; Gel Coat; Paint; Painting Carbon Fiber; GLOSSARY; SOURCE GUIDE.
Summary Whether repairing existing components or fabricating new ones, this book guides the reader through fabricating fiberglass and carbon fiber parts.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781613250891 (electronic bk.)
1613250894 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 817869437
Additional Format Print version: Burrill, Daniel. How to Fabricate Automotive Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Parts. North Branch : CarTech Inc., ©2012 9781934709986

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