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dannyz122001
03-05-2008, 07:09 PM
ive worked with fg before but only in smaller quantities, mostly from HD. lookin to fg about 15-17ft^2. what weight fg should i get, how much, and about how much resin will i need? also doing kicks and glassing inside of box. thanks in advance

Random1010
03-05-2008, 07:10 PM
youll need a ton of resin...maybe 6 gallons? maybe more..at my home depot glass doesnt come in weight..so i couldnt tell you.

dannyz122001
03-05-2008, 07:12 PM
i was looking to use an online supplier... i think UScomposites... and they have chop mat from 3/4oz. to 2oz. im assuming 2oz is better because less layers but not sure... is it only price dependent?

dannyz122001
03-05-2008, 07:14 PM
think about 6 gallons is enough? its 1 panel about 20''x35'', another about 20''x20'', and the last is 20''x 30''. pluss glassing the inside of the box, kicks, and door pods

Qbenjamin
03-05-2008, 07:17 PM
Sounds like a lot of work ahead of you.

dannyz122001
03-05-2008, 07:18 PM
yea but its good stuff.. hopefully i can space out the time-frame so it lasts longer

dannyz122001
03-05-2008, 07:26 PM
6 gallons enough? what weight? need some gurus here

Glock23
03-05-2008, 07:27 PM
goto fiberglassforums.com and tell them glock sent you :)

dannyz122001
03-05-2008, 07:29 PM
will do..... thanks

dannyz122001
03-05-2008, 08:36 PM
anyone else?

2critical
03-05-2008, 08:43 PM
goto fiberglassforums.com and tell them glock sent you :)

x2 ^^^^, You will find that better is stronger, more layers of 1oz. is better than less layers of 2oz. But as said above, a little reading there and you will think you are a pro! ;)

dannyz122001
03-05-2008, 09:02 PM
great. thanks guys

dbornotdb
03-06-2008, 08:38 AM
My suggestions.......

If your ordering from US Composits (good choice BTW), order 5 gallons of polyester resin.
Now I would suggest getting the General Purpose resin for the price if you think some might be getting wasted in the learning curve. Get the b440 resin if your confident. It wets out much better and has a good consistancy to it.

As for the mat, I suggest getting the 1.5oz. I prefer ordering the mat tape rolls. It is not sticky like the name tape implies, but in a roll. It comes in different widths. 6" width about 80 yards is really easy to work with and is the best buy per yard to weight.

If you feel you willl need more, then you know what to get and what works for you. Better than over ordering and getting alot of stuff you may not be using.

Hope this helps you out.

And fiberglassforums is a great place to learn techniques and tips. Be sure to check out ALL the stickies. There are some on what fabrics work best for framing and others on tips to properly get the mat laid down. LOTS of info.

dannyz122001
03-06-2008, 09:32 PM
My suggestions.......

If your ordering from US Composits (good choice BTW), order 5 gallons of polyester resin.
Now I would suggest getting the General Purpose resin for the price if you think some might be getting wasted in the learning curve. Get the b440 resin if your confident. It wets out much better and has a good consistancy to it.

As for the mat, I suggest getting the 1.5oz. I prefer ordering the mat tape rolls. It is not sticky like the name tape implies, but in a roll. It comes in different widths. 6" width about 80 yards is really easy to work with and is the best buy per yard to weight.

If you feel you willl need more, then you know what to get and what works for you. Better than over ordering and getting alot of stuff you may not be using.

Hope this helps you out.

And fiberglassforums is a great place to learn techniques and tips. Be sure to check out ALL the stickies. There are some on what fabrics work best for framing and others on tips to properly get the mat laid down. LOTS of info.


great. thanks man. a lot of help!