Center Console - Alt to Fiberglass?

01GRANDER

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Hey,

I am trying to build a center console for my Hmmwv. I am making the structure out of wood but want to cover it so it looks more professional. Is there anything besides fiberglass that can be used to create a more professional look? Anything that maybe could be applied like a paste and then smoothed? Or is it pretty much just fiberglass? I’ve never used it soot could be pretty easy but I just wish there was something like bondo but lightweight and sandable.

Thanks
 

01GRANDER

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Did you try looking for a metal cargo box with the dimensions you're thinking of?
No, I’m making a very specific shape with multiple angles and compartments. That’s why I need something to layer on top to make it more solid and more impervious to water and paintable.
 

chucky

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No, I’m making a very specific shape with multiple angles and compartments. That’s why I need something to layer on top to make it more solid and more impervious to water and paintable.
You might jump on youtube and look up broke overland he has a few episodes of him building a good looking console and headliner as sharp as ive seen.
 

01GRANDER

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You might jump on youtube and look up broke overland he has a few episodes of him building a good looking console and headliner as sharp as ive seen.
Ok thanks I’ll check the channel out. I’ve looked at a few videos, I think some will just need to be learned but it’s good to get a good knowledge base for common issues and mistakes.
 
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