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    what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    I've been searching online to buy fiberglass in bulk and cheapest, but in most places the have epoxy resin and polyester resin. im guessing i want the polyester resin, but which one at that, theres like 20 different types. does it really matter?







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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    ya, you want the polyester resin
    i dont know if there is any difference in brands or not



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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    im not asking about brands, im wondering abou the differences between the types of polyester resins, or will any do?




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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    do you mean like something vs. finishing?
    dont get finishing



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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    Any standard polyester layup resin will do. I have used three different brands and have found there to be no difference between them. I do recommend, though, that you make sure that the kind you buy comes in a container with a pourable spout!



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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    This stuff will do, but the stuff @ Home Depot will work equally as well.




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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    anything that smells of grape or bubblegum




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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    Quote Originally Posted by azbass
    anything that smells of grape or bubblegum
    What the hell kind of resin are you using, sign me up!

    All I smell are yucky orgaincs



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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    well there are additives, that make it smell good. select products sells resin that smells of bubblegum




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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    you can never get that **** smell out though



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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    cause here http://www.uscomposites.com/polyesters.html they have 7 different types of resins, of them is the layup you suggested but even the general purpose resin? thanks




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    Re: what kind of resin is good for fiberglassing?

    Do you guys do anything with those gelcoats? I am new to this and am looking around at everything, and thinking about future projects and I found the gelcoat and was like"what is that for?". US composits has a way better price on stuff compared to fiberglast.com, and I guess Im gonna go to Home Depot and check their stuff out.

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