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Old 08-11-2009, 10:50 PM   #181
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oh im so glad! i cant wait! any new updates on the stuff? besides the glass of course lol
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:52 PM   #182
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Not really. I'm hating fiberglass. I did half of the bottom the other day. The realized sanding it made me itchy (I hate that prickly fiberglass feeling) so I wasn't inclined to keep going. I meant to work today and got lazy. It's getting much easier. I did the top first and it was so hard to do the corners.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:54 PM   #183
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put some plastic bags over your arms and that keeps it from touching you.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #184
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it's only when it's sanded that it feels like fiberglass. Otherwise it's just sticky resin. I was just going to throw on a long sleeve shirt while sanding from now on.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:00 PM   #185
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yeah you have to cover yourself somehow lol. a longsleeved shitr would work, but what if it got in the sleeve? then what?
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i have gloves on over it
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:07 PM   #187
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if you had duct tape, you could put a peice of duct tape between the gap bettween the opening of the glove and the shirt lol. done it before and it works gret!
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:15 PM   #188
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I love the idea.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:22 AM   #189
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Sorry Melosu, don't want to be considered inappropriate..

Anyways, Flake, I am living vicariously through you until I can have a tank like yours...=)
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:59 AM   #190
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When you get the prickly feeling, wash with *cold* water... it will cause your pores to close up and will actually push the fibers out. rinse for a couple of minutes or so and you should be good to go.

I had to deal with a patch bay which had fiberglass covered cables that I literally had to dive into shoulder deep in a room that was at best 95 -100 degrees... long sleeves were not an option... this technique was taught to me and works really well.
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