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RFmustang
05-28-2005, 08:49 PM
I've been searching online to buy fiberglass in bulk and cheapest, but in most places the have epoxy resin and polyester resin. im guessing i want the polyester resin, but which one at that, theres like 20 different types. does it really matter?

Acidburn
05-28-2005, 08:58 PM
ya, you want the polyester resin
i dont know if there is any difference in brands or not

RFmustang
05-28-2005, 10:35 PM
im not asking about brands, im wondering abou the differences between the types of polyester resins, or will any do?

Acidburn
05-28-2005, 10:56 PM
do you mean like something vs. finishing?
dont get finishing

MetalMaxima
05-28-2005, 11:22 PM
Any standard polyester layup resin will do. I have used three different brands and have found there to be no difference between them. I do recommend, though, that you make sure that the kind you buy comes in a container with a pourable spout!

MetalMaxima
05-28-2005, 11:23 PM
This stuff will do, but the stuff @ Home Depot will work equally as well.

http://www.uscomposites.com/Images/polys/4352.jpg

azbass
05-28-2005, 11:32 PM
anything that smells of grape or bubblegum

MetalMaxima
05-28-2005, 11:32 PM
anything that smells of grape or bubblegum

What the hell kind of resin are you using, sign me up!

All I smell are yucky orgaincs :uhoh:

azbass
05-28-2005, 11:35 PM
well there are additives, that make it smell good. select products sells resin that smells of bubblegum

Acidburn
05-28-2005, 11:41 PM
you can never get that **** smell out though

azbass
05-28-2005, 11:44 PM
x2

RFmustang
05-29-2005, 11:50 AM
cause here http://www.uscomposites.com/polyesters.html they have 7 different types of resins, of them is the layup you suggested but even the general purpose resin? thanks

HondaPh00l
05-29-2005, 12:25 PM
Do you guys do anything with those gelcoats? I am new to this and am looking around at everything, and thinking about future projects and I found the gelcoat and was like"what is that for?". US composits has a way better price on stuff compared to fiberglast.com, and I guess Im gonna go to Home Depot and check their stuff out.

Alex