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Cracking of fiberglass


Hi everyone I've had my c-3po for around two years and still it keeps cracking now found some on the torso one under the shoulder on front torso,and two cracks on the back on the bottom [sign in to see URL] the best way of making sure it dosent crack.I've resin one other parts of the costume and filled them in with filler.I've even put supports on the backs to make it stronger on some parts.
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This is not what I need to hear about the kits, maybe a poor resin mix on your kit?
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Have you had the parts sitting somewhere with a sudden change of temperature? This can cause cracking or warping

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Re: Cracking of fiberglass


No they've been in my garage for the last two years.
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Does the garage get cold coz change in temp could do this we have had some cold snaps in the UK over last few years one day it's two foot of snow next day in your shorts sunbathing lol
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He has a point lol!

Maybe take some pics of the cracks?

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Coould it possible it's the gel coat which is cracking,the calfs probley due to. Stress when they are connected to the shins.I've manged to fix the thights which had [sign in to see URL] was nearly snapped off when it [sign in to see URL] the torso back and front are new [sign in to see URL] get this sorted Thursday [sign in to see URL] you know how I get on.I can put picks up on facebook,my calfs are on there
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Ok so I have my kit here, I have the same problems, small cracks on various parts, biceps[where the joints were made] and especially the shins , all the bottom edges were cracked in various places. It isn't the gelcoat as I don't think gelcoat is used on the parts.

I cut out the cracks, added fibreglass and resin to the insides and the new wider cracks, so far so good. The parts are a bit heavier now but at least the cracks are [sign in to see URL] an easy fix and gives me a bit more piece of mind.
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Would it be possible to fill smaller cracks with CA hardened with baking soda and let to dry before sanding down any bumps created before chroming?
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