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Old 06-13-2013, 09:14 PM
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Re: DIY fiberglass stock

Ok man! I think I'm ready to get into trouble! Thank you..
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:13 PM
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Re: DIY fiberglass stock

started working on my stock. Didn't have a stock to copy so I'm shaping my own outa Styrofoam.
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I know some of you guys are gonna look at this and say man that looks terrible! Give me a brake its my first one.
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Kinda what I'm looking for
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Decided to extend the rib on the front further back
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Still kinda rough but not lookin bad for a rookie. Now any suggestions on what to seal it with? As always your input is appreciated..
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:17 PM
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Re: DIY fiberglass stock

Had one more but ran outa room. Here it is with my Browning X bolt behind it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:20 AM
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Re: DIY fiberglass stock

Lookin good! You could use some sort of builders bog to seal the styrofoam and then sand it smooth. Are you going to make a mold from it or just put cloth straight over it?
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:16 AM
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Re: DIY fiberglass stock

A friend of mine said an epoxy resin would do the trick. Only thing i worry about with that is the solvent I'd use to lean it down so I could spray it. Might eat the styrofoam. But an epoxy would give it a nice hard sand able wax able shell. And yep I'm gonna make a mold.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:44 AM
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Re: DIY fiberglass stock

Don't use a solvent to thin down the epoxy. Epoxy is cheap. No need to thin it down. Mix in some 207(?) microballoons with the epoxy it will make sanding easier.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:26 AM
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Re: DIY fiberglass stock

I'm following this with great interest, I have researched this on the net before but I still don't understand the process. I wish there was a video, please keep us posted with lots of details.

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