angib wrote:As a way of increasing the amount of work to build a teardrop body, maybe 10 times, fiberglass over foam is an excellent choice.
The work to get a decent surface finish with this method is enormous. Most teardrop shapes contain only flat or single-curvature panels so bending 'pre-surfaced' sheet material makes more sense.
MikeDrz wrote:I was more thinking about weight, since this method would seem to be very light.
GPW wrote:You guys need to learn about Vacuum Bagging .... easy , gives perfect surface(like glass) and makes the entire sandwich into ONE unit .... STRONG .... It's a wholly different method , but produces the results you are looking for ... and is not impossible for the homebuilder...
angib wrote:And don't forget the poor man's vacuum bag - throw a sheet of heavy plastic over the job and then shovel a good depth (a foot?) of sand or more of dirt on top.
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