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    Jan 25, 2007, 4:47 PM - fibre glass VS. polyester resin #1

    so other than the price diference, is there an advantage or disavantage to fibre glassing or using polyester resin for the final bucket?:thumbup
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    Jan 25, 2007, 5:18 PM - Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin #2

    Fibreglass has more strength, I believe. A resin bucket will break if dropped from any real height, a fibreglass one won't.

    BTW Wildabeast, are you a member of Badlands or the FanForce? Cowtown, Edmontooine, or somewhere else?
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    Jan 25, 2007, 8:08 PM - Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin #3

    Not a member yet of 501st yet but will hopefully be joining the Badlands soon, and I am in Lethbridge...
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    Jan 25, 2007, 8:27 PM - Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin #4

    Well, if you'd like some local help as well, come join the forums, www.badlands.ca and introduce yourself. Get to know the group.
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    Jan 25, 2007, 8:40 PM - Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin #5

    Thanks I will definitely have to join the forums there as well.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 4:12 AM - Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin #6

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but you may be talking about poliurethane resin instead of polierster resin ???

    The poliester resin is the one used with the fiberglass...

    (I guess I'm not wrong... If I am, please, feel free to correct me)
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    Jan 26, 2007, 11:36 AM - Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin #7

    It very well could be polyurethane vs. fibreglass. This is all relatively new to me. I have only worked in theatrical type paper amche and clothe pieces. But I do have to say the tutorials and discussions in here are great.
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    Jan 27, 2007, 9:12 AM - Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin #8

    Polyester resin is the resin for fiberglassing and polyurethane resin is casting resin. Fiberglass is just the mat or cloth you use for the reinforcing. You can use polyurethane and fiberglass mat or cloth together as well.
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    Jan 27, 2007, 9:41 AM - Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin #9

    To follow-up then, when I am casting my bucket, generally how thick should I make the fiberglass so that it is still strong but not to heavy?

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