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Fibreglass, its not like anything else !

Can anyone point me to an online resource with tips on working with fibreglass models. I am looking at my recently ordered fibreglass body shells and have not got the first idea where to start -

What is the best tool and technique for cutting them ?

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Duane.
 

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Thanks for your replies,

After posting my message I had a go at triming the shells and shaping the wheel arches with the dremel, it worked perfectly.

One thing I noticed is that some of the shells turn up at the front or at both ends, is this a normal effect of the manufacturing process ?

I wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't for the lotus 40 which is banana shaped. I have easily fixed this by cutting slots in the sides along the door shut lines and bending these closed with a peice of styrene epoxyed to the back.

Should I expect to do this to a lesser or greater degree with all fibreglass shells or was I just unlucky with the lotus ?

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Duane
 
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