Fiberglass repair

Repairing a pair of trailer fenders and it's going well, so far. Any web pages on tip for doing this? And, how the hell do you stop the itch? When I
was shopping for the fiberglass I noticed some cut fibers and some stuff that looks like white dust. When do you use them? Made a temporary patch today with very thin fabric. Hard to believe how strong and light that stuff is. So far my big problem is trying to keep the compound curves in the right position and trying to repair the areas where the fiberglass separates into layers.
Al
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The dust is filler. You pack your nose with it and hold on. Just kidding, mix this with resin when you have something deep to fill. There are differing cloths for different applications. The stuff that looks like hairs stranded any which way is probably the best for your application as it takes curves well. The heavier stuff that looks like woven cloth is ok but is harder to work with. You need patience and a roller to smooth the stuff out. Air bubbles are an absolute no no, they will have to be cut out and redone. As for the itch, baby powder on the body BEFORE you begin work is the best. Go lean on the catalyst as the stuff has limited working time, when it goes off, that's it.

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baby powder helps and then a cold shower after you're done and throw all of your clothes in the washer.
Wad up news paper in a tight ball and cover it with wax paper and tape it to the surface to hold he material in place. In other words make a temporary form or mold for your shapes.
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