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    Default Fiberglass Questions

    I've searched and couldn't find the answer to my question.

    Ive tried the fiberglass/rice paper graphic trick on the bottom of a couple boards I've done, but each time the epoxy is very thick and almost brownish, and I can't get it to smooth out well over the fiberglass cloth. Once it dries (after trying to make it as even as possible with a squeegee) there will be some parts that are fine, then other spots where it looks like the epoxy was just too thick and kind of gelled up.

    Is there a good brand to use? I've been using the stuff you get at Lowe's) can't remember the brand, but the epoxy can is blue with a red brand logo). How much does the temperature affect the structure of the epoxy? Because each time I've done it, it's been in about 30 degree weather.


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    Default Re: Fiberglass Questions

    Much better epoxy out there then what you can get at the big box store. Here some suppliers that I have used over the years for surf, skate, boat, home improvements, etc:

    Raka:
    Raka, Inc. 772-489-4070, Epoxy-Fiberglass-Carbon-Kevlar

    US Composites:
    Fiberglass , Epoxy , Composites, Carbon Fiber - U.S. Composites, Inc.

    Foam EZ
    http://www.foamez.com/

    Fiberglass Supply:
    Fiberglass Supply - Product Catalog

    Additive F by Resin Research can make things a whole lot easier if you aren't using a vacuum bag. Wets out better, easier to sand, eliminates blush.

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    Default Re: Fiberglass Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by tgozzz View Post
    Much better epoxy out there then what you can get at the big box store. Here some suppliers that I have used over the years for surf, skate, boat, home improvements, etc:

    Raka:
    Raka, Inc. 772-489-4070, Epoxy-Fiberglass-Carbon-Kevlar

    US Composites:
    Fiberglass , Epoxy , Composites, Carbon Fiber - U.S. Composites, Inc.

    Foam EZ
    Foam E-Z, The Original One-Stop Surfboard Supply Shop

    Fiberglass Supply:
    Fiberglass Supply - Product Catalog

    Additive F by Resin Research can make things a whole lot easier if you aren't using a vacuum bag. Wets out better, easier to sand, eliminates blush.
    Thanks a ton, that really helps out!


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