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    Dec 15, 2008, 12:13 PM - Gelcoat: Which method do you prefer? #1

    So the question is simple. When on a budget and looking for a way to fiberglass an item...how do you apply the base of gelcoat? Brush on? Spray on? Which is easiest and which products work best?
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    Dec 15, 2008, 3:33 PM - Re: Gelcoat: Which method do you prefer? #2

    I buy all my resin's from Jgreer.com, price is decent and products seem to work well for me.
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    Dec 15, 2008, 11:20 PM - Re: Gelcoat: Which method do you prefer? #3

    Does he sell gelcoat? I didn't see any. Also I see that the products in red are cheaper. Which of the 2 types of epoxy resin is the one to use?
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    Dec 16, 2008, 2:55 PM - Re: Gelcoat: Which method do you prefer? #4

    tooling gelcoat for molds. i brush it on.
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    Dec 16, 2008, 3:08 PM - Re: Gelcoat: Which method do you prefer? #5

    Brush...
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    Dec 16, 2008, 6:23 PM - Re: Gelcoat: Which method do you prefer? #6

    John Greer, is one of the nicest people I have met. I buy exclusively from him since he is local, and his products are just awesome!

    Go to www.fiberglast.com . They sell really good gelcoat. I use their gelcoats in conjunction with Johns Epoxy Resins. If you want to use fiberglass, I reccomend buying the ones in green. The ones in red are not good at all for laying up glass.

    For fiberglass, I would reccomend a very low viscous resin, as the fiberglass cloth or mat, or whatever you use, will soak up the liquid easier and in greater quantities.
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    Dec 30, 2008, 3:25 PM - Re: Gelcoat: Which method do you prefer? #7

    So I contacted greer and he stated that for a helmet and gelcoat, to use polyurethane resin. He says he does not sell this. Any thoughts?

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