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John Hodkinson10/04/2008 12:14:00
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Has anyone any idea where I might purchase fine glass matting for my new hull, car body shop matting is much too course.



Telstar10/04/2008 13:49:00
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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.

Cheers Tom

ashley needham10/04/2008 14:01:00
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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 . 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 Hodkinson10/04/2008 16:07:00
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Thanks Gents,

I have ordered the tissue mat from always hobbies,thanks for your prompt reply



mick18/08/2008 20:45:00
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hiya john

try glasplies in southport merseyside  ask for a brochure

www.glasplies hope this of help  mick

david taylor 1319/11/2011 02:15:55
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david taylor 1319/11/2011 02:17:57
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Could somebody recommend what type of resin and matting to use for casting a hull from a plaster mold
Len Ochiltree19/11/2011 17:05:52
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I have always used the stuff from Halfords.
I have never found it nessessary to FG a wooden hull, just paint it.
Eric Moffat22/11/2011 12:24:57
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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 1324/11/2011 12:21:43
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Hi Eric.
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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