WTB Fiberglass & Resin

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  1. Fin Fan

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    I'm making an engine box/cover/dog house for my Skippy. Where can I get the fiberglass and resin at a reasonable price? Anyone here have any sitting around? Let me know.

    Jeff
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    Any advice on this? How much resin will I need? How thick should I lay the fiberglass?
     
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    Revchem in Costa Mesa or Fiberlay in San Diego
    I would use 1708 glass on the inside and outside, then lay some 1.5oz mat on the outside only. You need to radius the corners to get the glass to lay down. You will also need some micro balloons to skim coat everything before you sand smooth. 1 gallon of resin will be close
     
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    Vinyl ester resin? Micro baloons?
     
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    Polyester will work if you do all the lay up at one time, polyester will not bond as well to each other once it has cured. Vinylester would be your next choice followed by the best (Epoxy) Micro balloons are a powdery substance you mix into the resin to a stiff whip cream. You then apply it like bondo to fill in any imperfections. Best not to get to thick with it. You can also save a lot of weight if you used a foam or balsa core
     
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    How about kevlar 49?
     
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    Look good
     
  8. gecsr1

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    is your new motor box going to be higher than the original ?
    just wondering
     
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    Lower by about 8"
     
  10. gecsr1

    gecsr1 28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"

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    oh that's will be much better , your mold just looked large ..
    good luck with your project...
     
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    Sherfab Unlimited, Inc., 1740 Monticello Ct, Ontario, CA 91761
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    Never heard the term “micro balloons” before. But it’s silica you mix with resin to make a paste for use on vertical surfaces.

    I don’t know why it would be needed, but if you do use it, wear a respirator. Silica is the new asbestos.

    Another brand is can-o-sil. West marine carries some brand of it (it’s a can that’s so light, it feels empty). I bought some off amazon that was another brand.

    If you’re not well versed with glass, here’s a few pointers.

    Wear latex gloves.

    EVERY supply is used one time. Paint brushes, mixing cups, etc.

    Precut ALL of your mat.

    Make sure surfaces aren’t glossy smooth. Rough the surface up a bit.

    Mix only enough for 5-7!minutes or so.

    Use a syringe to measure your catalyst and search the net for a cc to oz ratio. Don’t count drops.

    If you’re doing multiple layers, don’t start off with 1% catalyst. I just laid 2 layers of roving sunday on my stringers. First layer was at about .33%. Second layer was mixed at 1.66%. Brush on first layer I just laid out mat down, saturate mat and done. I likely could have gone 1.5%. Everything is cured hard now. If you ever mix your ratio light on accident, do this.

    When you sand, wear a tyvek. I itched for 2 days lol
     
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    Best deal is fiberglass supply Oceanside
     
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    I got all the materials and just test fitted the box. Fits like a glove. On to the next steps.

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    I have a bunch of carbon fiber veil I can make you a sweet deal on if interested. Purchased from a shipyard in San Diego at auction when they went out of business. It’s used for final layers to even out imprinting.
     

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