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bcarpenterfhl
03-13-2005, 11:06 PM
Its four inches wide, 390 feet long. Density's ~ 7 oz/sq yrd.. Cost me $55 shipped, not to bad eh?

http://img221.exs.cx/img221/3288/image23aq.jpg
http://img221.exs.cx/img221/2660/image32ni.jpg
http://img221.exs.cx/img221/824/image47jt.jpg

i'm bored, so i think i'm gonna resin up a flat piece of it, then resin an equally sized piece of mat and compare strength anbd user friendliness.

NeverEnuffBass
03-13-2005, 11:53 PM
Nice man, that should last you a while. Where might I find this so I can get myself a roll?

bcarpenterfhl
03-13-2005, 11:59 PM
ebay

req
03-14-2005, 08:43 AM
very very sweet. 7oz is the same **** they sell at pepboys. in fact, they sell 6oz at pep boys i believe and its $4\8sq yards.

that is a great freggin buy.

bcarpenterfhl
03-14-2005, 05:20 PM
ok i just did a little test. the fiberglass matt bondo makes is quite stronger than the cloth, however, like all mat its a pain in the *** to get it right and smooth. the cloth doesn't stick to the brush at all, and is easier to conform. IMO, one is best off just using more layers of cloth, or if you have both, use fabric for your final layers. hope this helps.

vosschs
03-14-2005, 11:29 PM
is that stuff half as strong as the mat?

joeldirt
03-14-2005, 11:55 PM
I bought a roll that is the same weave as your roll for $100.00!...................................However ........ Mine is about 150 yards and 48" wide....... Some lady's old who had passed was holding a yard sale. I saw it in the corner of the garage near the door, and asked if she would sell it. She said she would have no idea what it was worth, but she knows the stuff aint cheap. I laughed and told her I'd be back with 100 bucks. She went for it. We have all heard of stories like this one with that "old lady". Well I had no guilty feelings when I put in the bed of my pick up. Thing weighs about 50 lbs. I am a helicopter mechanic in the USMC, so we do alot of composite work in my airframes shop. The chop mat is great for the main shell, but finishing it off with this stuff really makes it alot easier when in the sanding stages, and gives alot of strength. It also lays down smooth minimizing the amount of sanding you will have to do. The stuff kicks ***.

bcarpenterfhl
03-15-2005, 12:56 AM
is that stuff half as strong as the mat?

a little more than half....and a hell of a lot easier to use.