Fiberglass / Resin?

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  1. sparq

    sparq New Member

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    If I have 30 yards of material 50" wide, and I want to build up 5 layers of 6 yards for each layer of 5oz fabric... any idea how much resin I would need to make this happen?
     
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    A LOT.

    Like, a whole lot.

    ;)
     
  3. Ronin

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    what the hell are you making, a pool?
     
  4. sparq

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    Yeah, well that doesn't help me :mamoru:


    Making a fiberglass body :o
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    When the guy said a whole lot, he wasn't kidding.
    Plus you're talking about a monstrous job.

    Is the body style you want available in finished form?

    If so, you might want to look at the cost of the finished one vs your time +cost of resin.
     
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    Unfortunately no, its a custom one off :wtc:
     
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    :eek3: :rofl:
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I had a friend who did his floorboard like that years ago, and I thought I remembered it taking a few gallons, but I wasn't sure.
    So I contacted a local supply shop in Cleveland, and the guy did the math
    and said the following:

    The resin will pour out in a thickness between 1/32 and 1/16 of an inch.
    At 1/16 of an inch, it will take three gallons per layer for a total of 15 gallons for the project.
    And then don't forget that you will need to cover the whole shell in gell coat
    for your finish layer.
    I don't know how much gell coat it will take. I forgot to ask the guy about that stuff. But I know from hot tubs, that it's the stuff that gives the final layer.
    For something that size though, it could take a couple of gallons is my guess,
    because it goes on really thick.
     
  9. Arc

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    There is a website where you can get 5 gallons at a time, you might want to look into that.
    Ill see if I can find it.

    http://www.selectproducts.com/
     

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