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Old 08-05-2009, 03:20 PM   #141
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ok good. i thought it only came in clear lolz
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:21 PM   #142
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Nope. Clear, black, white, blue and tan i think. The only pond store I found that had it only had black and clear. So I went with black for that reason. I thought clear would be pretty but that the wood grain would be distracting.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:01 PM   #143
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I've started fiberglassing and maaaan it's a pain.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:07 PM   #144
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I've started fiberglassing and maaaan it's a pain.
I hope you're wearing a ventilator, the chemicals are quite harsh.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:22 PM   #145
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ugh fiberglass
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:29 PM   #146
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lol I love fiberglassing!

anyway, I was talking to my brother who is an engineer, he basically told me that glass and plywood are very similar in the amount of weight or tension they are able to hold/withstand, but plywood has a lot more ductility or elasicity which allows it to bow out under pressure.

a sheet fastened on all 4 edges is a lot less likely to bow out far enough to cause issues at seems, however he recommends a brace on the bottom and back to minimize this bowing effect over [time]
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:10 PM   #147
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Thanks for the tip speakerman. The bottom will be on a stand so I dont think that'll be flexing too much but I may brace the back.


and yes. Ugh fiberglass. ;;
Pity me. I have to clean it out of my hair.


But the bottom's done!
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err...the top
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Looks pretty good IMO. Smart car?
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Yup. Love it. SO much fun to drive
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