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    Hey Swords,
    That looks great! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Wish the wife would let me build one... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    hey,
    well corner beed you buy at home depot, it goes onand latches to the corner to create a nice perfect 90 degree angle. you usually use a special devise for dry wall, but since you are using fiber glass, id just buy the wood corner trim. i dont know what its called but its trim that is in a 90 so as to cover the corner of the wall. so just glue that to the corner. you said it is fiberglass, are you sure or is it tile board? that is used in showers and iam sure a lot less $. but it would have to be painted and skimmed. you should be able to tell farely easily since tile board looks like it has stone init when it is cutt
    but i thoought id ask any way. skimming is when you take a trow and spead plaster on the wall to make the wall smooth and totake out all the imperfections. skimming however leaves ridges and needs to be sanded to be smooth ann then primed and painted in you case with high grade exterior paint or somthing that was ment to stay out in the enviroment, ask someone at a paint store which is best. benjemin moore is ussually one of the best paints most painters i know that like to do a good job that last, use this, for most of their painting.
    home depot paint stinks bear paint is like water and does not cover well. other brands that you find like porter paints are fairely good as well.

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    Ah I see!

    It doesn't have little stones in it like tileboard, it's a glossy white plastic type of material (it comes as a 4 ft x 8 ft sheet for $12 - $20 depending upon how thick and rigid you want-I bought the thickest). It's made by Poly-tex, I got it at a place called Menards as I couldn't find anything like it at Home Depot other than an actual shower stall kit which was quite a lot of $ compared to recovering the enclosure I already had with shower wall material.

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    I've done some work with plastics, usually not doing the scrach and snap, but, I have found it helpfull to improvise a fixture that holds a hard ridgid edge on both sides of the "cut". Actualy in the shop we used a break ( tool for bending sheet metal and such ) as a big wide clamp for such work much streighter snaps, still not perfect, but better. For dressing edges ( when a clean edge was necessary ) we would cut slightly over sized then clamp the sheet to a table SQUARE IT, and either use the table edge or set a fence and use a router to zip a nice streight edge on the piece. We allso used this method to put a radius cut on the edges of 1/2" thick UHMW counter tops, the shop looked like a snow storm afterwords, but the results were nice. Get a router. It has many wonderfull uses and being small it stores well.
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