what resin do you use

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    what resin do you use

    I want to use some resin with fibreglass but I have know idea what resin to use. I went on ebay looking for some and there is all these different types, which one do I use?
    Cheers

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    Re: what resin do you use

    For fiberglassing? Theres resin specially for fiberglassing. I use alumilite for my plastic parts now, but its pretty hard. and its thin on pour. For stuff i want to flex, I use smooth cast roto.

    For fiberglassing though, you can just get fiberglass kits and any store, like walmart or similar, in the automotive section, near the bondo

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    Re: what resin do you use

    o ryt ok cheers, so a place like hombase or B&Q will sell it in the UK, dunno if you will know because your in states lol.

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    Re: what resin do you use

    Just spotted this now - - -

    Check out Halfords! There is only one in Limerick but man - I spend all my money there

    AFAIK they have a huge 15% on everything sale on 15th Sept - that might just be Ireland tho...

    HTH

    Dave

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    Re: what resin do you use

    If you specifically want to use fibreglass then Halfords or any car accessory shop will stock glassing kits. I only use it for making jackets for molds. For the part itself I recommend "Biresin G26" It's a 1:1 mix ratio, non toxic and very low odour. It has very high detail pick up and is ideal for slush casting. You can get it from "Tiranti" in the U.K. Order it online or give them a call. It come in 2kg packs and costs 36 quid including postage. From 1 pack you'll get 3 thick cast Fett helmets out of it. Pretty good going in my book.

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    Re: what resin do you use

    Best and cheapest stuff ive come across in bulk. All my 300 helmets are done with this material

    http://www.jgreer.com/

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    Re: what resin do you use

    Despite the fact that the term resin is used here a lot, "resin" is a generic term used for all liquid polymers. Typically, fiberglass is strengthened with polyester, or epoxy resin. Polyester is cheaper and more common, but smells. Epoxy is stronger, more expensive, more difficult to work with, but has less odor.

    Typically, the resin used in casting is urethane resin. You can use it with fiberglass, but that's a whole other ball of wax.

    What do you want to make?.

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