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Tooooslow
11-22-2004, 10:01 PM
Where is the cheapest place to buy the materials; gallon of resin and fiberglass sheets.

I looked at home depot and it didnt seem to badly priced 128oz for 24.99 but i know it must be cheaper somewhere else

Thanks

jellyfish420
11-22-2004, 10:23 PM
try a boat repair store. they get it in bulk so it costs less.

swimfreak26
11-22-2004, 11:43 PM
That's not bad for resin, a gallon ran me $22 I think at a marina, pick it up. You'll find good deals on mat over at our dear friend eBay.

vosschs
11-22-2004, 11:45 PM
big R has fiber mat for 2.55 for a standard pack i dont know the exact dimensions, a decent amount

Tooooslow
11-23-2004, 03:16 PM
Thanks

req
11-23-2004, 03:35 PM
best way to get brushes and gloves is a store called 'harbor freight' they sell 2" brushes @ 36 per box for like $10 - was getting my old brushes at the dollar store for buy one get one. thats $.50 per brush. this way is more like $.20 or $.30 (depending on tax and actual price)

and gloves can be had there too - a 50-PAIR box, not a 50-GLOVE box, double the amount that your local pepboys sells, for $3 less. (box costs $3 i believe)

other than that, ive only found two places that sell resin - autozone and pepboys, and autozone is closer to me, and its like $24-25 per gallon. and matte is like $3~5 per 8sq feet (or somthing) at pepboys.

personally. i ordered a roll of BIAXIAL matte\weave on ebay for $60 shipped. will last me forever. its equal to about 5 or 10 layers of that stuff at pepboys (if you do it right). but it soaks up a hell of alot of resin.

good luck. click on the picture in my sig for pictures of my fiberglassing project.