Fiberglass Home Study Contents:

1. Introduction

2. How GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) was born – by accident

3. Fabrication Techniques

4. Glass Fibre Materials

5. Resins

6. Accelerators, Catalysts and Curing

7. Other Materials

8. Quantities Required

9. Tools and Equipment

10. Design in GRP

11. Making Moulds

12. Hand Lay-up

13. Moulded Shapes

14. Casting, potting and encapsulation

15. GRP ‘At home’

16. Transparent and translucent panels

17. Tanks in GRP

18. Garden pools and fishponds

19. GRP in model making

20. GRP Hulls

21. Sandwich Construction

22. Sheathing Hulls

23. GRP Car Bodies

24. Car body repairs

25. Repairs to GRP

26. Faults, causes and remedies

 

Appendix

  • How thick?
  • How strong?
  • How heavy?
  • Resistance to chemicals, etc.
  • Ageing effects
  • Thermal properties of GRP laminates
  • Osmosis
  • Resin Technology
  • Deflections and stresses in sandwich beams

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