Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favourites
New Topic New Poll New Reply
Author: Subject: Where can I buy fibreglass
corrado vr6

posted on 20/3/13 at 01:37 PM Reply With Quote
Where can I buy fibreglass

Hi there I'm going to be cutting and extending my jago body and ill need to build it back up with fibreglass, can anyone recommend a good supplier for me to order from, also do I need anything specific for strength ie a certain hardner or glass weave?
Thanks in advance
Greg





http://r1indy7.wordpress.com/

View User's Profile E-Mail User View All Posts By User U2U Member
rdodger

posted on 20/3/13 at 01:59 PM Reply With Quote
Try here
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
tegwin

posted on 20/3/13 at 02:26 PM Reply With Quote
I have always used these guys...

http://www.cfsnet.co.uk/

What you need in terms of weave etc will depend on exactly what you are doing...





------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Would the last person who leaves the country please switch off the lights and close the door!

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Smoking Frog

posted on 20/3/13 at 03:08 PM Reply With Quote
As above East Coast Fibreglass Supplies.

Resin- includes catalyst
http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/p-1531-lloyds-approved-polyester-resin-including-catalyst.aspx

Matting - suggest 600g
http://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/c-921-chopped-strand-matting-ppg.aspx

But bare in mind I'm no expert and have only done small amounts.

Eddie

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Slimy38

posted on 20/3/13 at 03:11 PM Reply With Quote
I got mine from East Coast as well.

For the fibreglass experts out there, I heard a rumour that mixing polyester and epoxy resins isn't a good thing. To that end, is it worth finding out what the body is made of first before ordering the resin? Considering the extra cost of epoxy I would suspect they use polyester, but I wasn't sure whether it was worth checking.

Or is it safe to just go for polyester?

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
CNHSS1

posted on 20/3/13 at 03:19 PM Reply With Quote
+1 East Coast guys, right price and great with advice too





"Racing is life, everything else, before or after, is just waiting"---Steve McQueen

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Charlie_Zetec

posted on 20/3/13 at 03:26 PM Reply With Quote
I would suggest your current bodywork is made using a polyester resin, mainly as you said, due to cost.

However, I would advise against using polyester resin on any infill panels or similar - "new" polyester (ie. fresh resin) really doesn't bond well to "old" polyester. As such, you're better off using epoxy as adhesion will be better.

In terms of matting, I'd say a CSM (chopped strand matt) will suffice in this application. You may want to consider buying a small amount of woven material to reinforce the jointed areas in strips, but only if you really want to. The advantage of the woven is the tensile strength and impact resistance, but you'll get a better overall finish with CSM.

Don't forget to also buy some surface tissue - this will give you a better finish (which will still need sanding back and painting etc.), but less course and generally smoother final layer than matting.

When you get round to actually bonding new material on, ensure that the surfaces are as clean and dust-free as possible, and all keyed up ready to go. Give it a final wipe down with some acetone as well.

I know this stuff as I work in the fibreglass industry, but on a much larger scale. My final piece of advice to you is speak whoever you end up buying from material from and see what they say as well - but use information here as a guideline. Hopefully the two will (vaguely) match!





Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member This User Has MSN Messenger
twybrow

posted on 20/3/13 at 05:10 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slimy38
I got mine from East Coast as well.

For the fibreglass experts out there, I heard a rumour that mixing polyester and epoxy resins isn't a good thing. To that end, is it worth finding out what the body is made of first before ordering the resin? Considering the extra cost of epoxy I would suspect they use polyester, but I wasn't sure whether it was worth checking.

Or is it safe to just go for polyester?


Polyester will not stick to cured epoxy, but epoxy will stick to cured polyester. If you are sure the old bodywork is polyester (which if it is chopped strand matt it almost certainly will be), then you can reactivate it by abrading and wiping with acetone before you layup new materials on top.

View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
b14wrc

posted on 20/3/13 at 09:03 PM Reply With Quote
It's already been said, but I use and rate East coast composites. Their range is always increasing too.

Rob






View User's Profile E-Mail User View All Posts By User U2U Member
nickfrom

posted on 20/8/13 at 02:31 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers!

Hi, I'm Nick from East Coast Fibreglass, just wanted to say thanks for the recommendations, and to let you know that we offer free advice on all aspects of fibreglassing! Don't want to be spammy so I won't post the phone number or web address, but we're easy enough to find, so give us a shout. Cheers.
View User's Profile View All Posts By User U2U Member

New Topic New Poll New Reply


go to top






Website design and SEO by Studio Montage

All content 2001-12 LocostBuilders. Reproduction prohibited
Opinions expressed in public posts are those of the author and do not necessarily represent
the views of other users or any member of the LocostBuilders team.
Running XMB 1.8 Partagium [ 2002 XMB Group] on Apache under CentOS Linux
Founded, built and operated by ChrisW.