Step-by-step instructions cover everything from safety precautions to materials selection to the final lamination process. Practice exercises offer hands-on experience for with glass cloth, mat, core materials, and resins. Information is provided on molding, structural concepts, and the caring for cured fiberglass. There is even a list of suppliers, repair techniques for materials other than fiberglass, and a complete section on covering wood with fiberglass. Reviewers praise the first edition: '...provides an excellent introduction to working with fiberglass for new construction and for repairs' - Finescale Modeler . 'A good general reference for persons starting to work with fiberglass reinforced plastics...worth having' - Road & Track .'Readers learn how to mend everything from bathtubs to swimming pools, to rustproof and customize cars, and much more' - Antique Motor News . '...an indispensable book...' - Ohio Fisherman . '...excellent text for anyone contemplating fiberglass work of any magnatude' - Book Reviews . '...describes the strength, durability and lightness of fiberglass, while exploring a great many of its astonishing number of applications' - Wright Publishing Co.
Jack Wiley is an experienced craftsman and the author of several TAB books including The Fiberglass Boat Handbook, Working with Fiberglass: Techniques and Projects, and Making Your Own Exercise Equipment.