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Old 08-13-2009, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where to get fiberglass stuff?

I feel like I've asked before, but I'm interested in buying some fiberglass for aeromodding, where should I pick some up?

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Resins can be had at hobby shops, and fleece can be had at wally world in bulk.

Most fabric shops are cheaper, though, I think.

Fleece requires that you use a polyester resin, FYI. It's also not recommended for anything that will require heavy structural ability.

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Some marine shops carry fiberglass supplies. A few years ago, a neighbor of mine bought supplies at one and repaired a hole on his ski boat.
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Fiberglass supplies are often found beside the Bondo at automotive stores. I like the fabric selection from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty better, though. What's "fleece," Christ? and what fabric store carries structural fabric? A friend of mine got a great deal on a bolt of silk-screen silk that wound up in a regular fabric store. Felted fiberglass is usually called "mat." A really good boat store might have System Three SB-112 epoxy resin, which will actually seal in rust so it won't swell, and let you stick polyester and bondo on top, which are much easier for sanding.
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Fiberglass supplies are often found beside the Bondo at automotive stores. I like the fabric selection from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty better, though. What's "fleece," Christ? and what fabric store carries structural fabric? A friend of mine got a great deal on a bolt of silk-screen silk that wound up in a regular fabric store. Felted fiberglass is usually called "mat." A really good boat store might have System Three SB-112 epoxy resin, which will actually seal in rust so it won't swell, and let you stick polyester and bondo on top, which are much easier for sanding.
Polar fleece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Example of using Fleece in a fiberglass job.

Another example.

I've actually just used it without glass fiber fabric for non-abused areas like head liners and such, that don't need any real structure to them.
I never said a fabric shop had structural fiberglass, I said fabric shops have fleece, sometimes cheaper than wally world does.

You seriously don't know what fleece is?
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I got my epoxy from Raka.com I picked up some draping tape from them as well for doing corners, you can get regular fabric on Ebay, along with exotic fabrics.
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Boat and Kayak making supplies... Fiberglass (all grades), Epoxy resins (all types) and KEVLAR rolls

Boat Building and Woodworking Supplies

edit... oh, and can't forget good old fashioned rolls of CF
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Polar fleece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Example of using Fleece in a fiberglass job.

Another example.

I've actually just used it without glass fiber fabric for non-abused areas like head liners and such, that don't need any real structure to them.
I never said a fabric shop had structural fiberglass, I said fabric shops have fleece, sometimes cheaper than wally world does.

You seriously don't know what fleece is?
When I read it I assumed it was something different from the fleece we wear, because that's just crazy!

Anyway, thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I'll probably just buy a little bit at the auto store to wet my toes.
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Nope, you can use cotton T-shirts, socks, etc... basically anything that's cotton/polyester or a blend of both.

I think you can use Rayon/Nylon too.

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