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I8AYellowCrayon
06-29-2003, 12:32 PM
I have been reading a lot lately to learn how to do fiberglass custom installation but I still have one question. All the websites I have visited say that you are supposed to mix the fiberglass/resin and the hardener together so it dries. Now I have been reading other websites of people who have built there fiberglass installation and they say the only material used is resin/fiberglass with no mentioning of hardener. Does this mean hardener is not needed, it just speeds the process, or is it needed but they just buy it already mixed together? Someone please explain. Thanks. later

er1kkull
06-29-2003, 03:33 PM
You buy the hardener seperate. You can not buy it mixed. it cause the process. how much you add into the resin will detemine how fast it dries.

evo2k3
06-29-2003, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by I8AYellowCrayon
I have been reading a lot lately to learn how to do fiberglass custom installation but I still have one question. All the websites I have visited say that you are supposed to mix the fiberglass/resin and the hardener together so it dries. Now I have been reading other websites of people who have built there fiberglass installation and they say the only material used is resin/fiberglass with no mentioning of hardener. Does this mean hardener is not needed, it just speeds the process, or is it needed but they just buy it already mixed together? Someone please explain. Thanks. later

no..the term "fiberglass" generally assumes the two part resin and hardener mixture. Any type of glue needs to parts, most glue is the glue + air to harden, fiberglass does not require air, intead the second component is the hardener, you need both, always, most people just dont mention it.

ramos
07-01-2003, 12:07 PM
Originally posted by evo2k3
no..the term "fiberglass" generally assumes the two part resin and hardener mixture. Any type of glue needs to parts, most glue is the glue + air to harden, fiberglass does not require air, intead the second component is the hardener, you need both, always, most people just dont mention it.



Don't forget the heat from the chemical reaction. Without the heat the resin won't cure. :)

MXJMR
07-23-2003, 03:37 PM
If you buy Bondo type resin it comes with the hardner, and u can also buy it seperately though.