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3rdGen V8
11-04-2005, 10:11 PM
Is fishman fiberglass any good. Also' does chop mat mean it is cut into pieces.
What do you think of the price on this

http://www.cardomain.com/item/FSHMAT15OZ5Y

And this

http://www.cardomain.com/item/FSHMAT24OZ3Y

which one is a better value and which one would be easier to work with for my first time.

req
11-04-2005, 10:44 PM
EFF that!

get the stuff from your local autozone for like $5 per 8sq yards. 25+shipping for the same crap is utterly unreal.

as far as "chop mat" versus "woven" woven just means the strands of glass are "woven" like you would weave a blanket or a sweater. chop mat is jsut a bunch of strands pressed into place and held together with some kind of starch. IMO - chop mat is easy to work with, because you can rip pieces off to fit your work area, and weave is awesome to get a really nice "final layer" of glass down to make it smooth as hell and eaiser to sand.

they both work just as well as the other, but chop is cheaper and can be ripped. so thats what i work with.

3rdGen V8
11-04-2005, 11:08 PM
thanks for savin me some money

193dBman
11-05-2005, 01:04 AM
use haynes white t-shirts

NhustlaR
11-05-2005, 12:41 PM
hahahahah db man you are killing me right now.

krouchchocolate
11-05-2005, 01:28 PM
just buy a pack from home depot for like 5 dollars.

ruckus
11-05-2005, 01:38 PM
I thought he was asking about BJFish11, I get my mat from a boat supply place not to far from me. ;) and the $17 a gal resin cheapest around here ;)

Omarvelous
11-05-2005, 04:53 PM
I thought he was asking about BJFish11, I get my mat from a boat supply place not to far from me. ;) and the $17 a gal resin cheapest around here ;)

wanna mail me some resin......:D

zfactor
11-06-2005, 04:13 AM
get some fleece from a local craft store or fabric shop fleece sweatshirt material is awsome and it nice and thick with even the first layer i would still reinforce it but it works awsome....

ramos
11-07-2005, 08:47 AM
EFF that!

get the stuff from your local autozone for like $5 per 8sq yards. 25+shipping for the same crap is utterly unreal.

as far as "chop mat" versus "woven" woven just means the strands of glass are "woven" like you would weave a blanket or a sweater. chop mat is jsut a bunch of strands pressed into place and held together with some kind of starch. IMO - chop mat is easy to work with, because you can rip pieces off to fit your work area, and weave is awesome to get a really nice "final layer" of glass down to make it smooth as hell and eaiser to sand.

they both work just as well as the other, but chop is cheaper and can be ripped. so thats what i work with.

Chop can be formed alot easier to bends and such. Weave is heavier and more for quick buildup of large panels. :)

bjfish11
11-07-2005, 09:02 AM
go here for all your fiberglassing needs......
www.uscomposites.com
they got GREAT prices on mat and resin