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Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3031 posts)

04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Barracuda fiberglass cloth
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 19, 2012 06:48PM

I just saw use of this, in a Kit Car Mag. It contains polished woven aluminum and appears as polished stainless steel, through "clear" resin. This is to be used as a top layer, with "only" clear resins. The mag. article was making an AC Cobra type scoop. I can see usage for anything in need of accentuation, scoops, racing stripes or interior/exterior trim ? Now I wonder...will this work as a radio antenna ? How about using fiber optic strands, in a top lay-up. You could have a "light show", in your top coat. Cheers, roverman.

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4463 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Barracuda fiberglass cloth
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 19, 2012 08:22PM


Probably won't work as an antenna, but it might possibly work as a ground plane to make an aerial mounted above it more effective.

Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
(359 posts)

12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Barracuda fiberglass cloth
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: December 19, 2012 11:46PM

Art, I saw that article, that is probably E-glass with an aluminized coating, probably not conductive. Other than that noreason
it can't be used in a normal mould situation, they were just going over a male form so you would have to recoat and sand the outside surface to replicate a mould surface.

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