fibre glass VS. polyester resin

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    fibre glass VS. polyester resin

    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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    Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin

    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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    Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin

    Not a member yet of 501st yet but will hopefully be joining the Badlands soon, and I am in Lethbridge...

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    Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin

    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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    Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin

    Thanks I will definitely have to join the forums there as well.

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    Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin

    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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    Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin

    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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    Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin

    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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    Re: fibre glass VS. polyester resin

    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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