|John Hodkinson||10/04/2008 12:14:00|
34 forum posts
Has anyone any idea where I might purchase fine glass matting for my new hull, car body shop matting is much too course.
323 forum posts
Hi John Is finishing tissue too fine?
Depends where you live I can get small amounts of fiber glass materials from a local Marina, its not worth mail order small quantities. Otherwise try this firm, Ifound them very helpful.
|ashley needham||10/04/2008 14:01:00|
6833 forum posts
|Hi John. Should be able to get the fine stuff in car type shops, the trick is finding a "traditional" shop that stocks all the odds`n`sods. OR try Art suppliers/artist shops. Hobbies catalogue has some, u can order online at www.alwayshobbies.com . ALSO I get larger quantities of resin etc at my local boat chandlers. useless info if you dont have one handy of course, but I find they stock a good range of fibreglass products, including paint stripper specifically for removing paint from fibreglass.. Ashley|
|John Hodkinson||10/04/2008 16:07:00|
34 forum posts
I have ordered the tissue mat from always hobbies,thanks for your prompt reply
127 forum posts
try glasplies in southport merseyside ask for a brochure
www.glasplies .co.uk hope this of help mick
|david taylor 13||19/11/2011 02:15:55|
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|david taylor 13||19/11/2011 02:17:57|
|5 forum posts||Could somebody recommend what type of resin and matting to use for casting a hull from a plaster mold|
|Len Ochiltree||19/11/2011 17:05:52|
525 forum posts
I have always used the stuff from Halfords.
I have never found it nessessary to FG a wooden hull, just paint it.
|Eric Moffat||22/11/2011 12:24:57|
|54 forum posts|
David, I would be VERY careful casting a glass hull from a plaster mold.
Plaster is porous and if ANY resin gets to it you will need to break the plaster mold to get the hull out, and the hull would be pretty rough afterwards in any event.
You may succeed using a number of coats of release agent on the plaster, but still chancy.
If you still have the plug, make a f/glass mold. Your success ratio would be very much higher.
|david taylor 13||24/11/2011 12:21:43|
|5 forum posts|
Thanks for that but i have been down the fibreglass mold road and had big problems releasing the cast even though i coated and buffed with wax 6 times and used PVA agent on top of that ( which left the cast streaky ). Would the plaster mold be ok if i sealed it with a waterproofing sealer then apply the wax coatings as before.
Best regards Dave
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