fibre glass VS. polyester resin


Wildabeast

Active Hunter
so other than the price diference, is there an advantage or disavantage to fibre glassing or using polyester resin for the final bucket?(y)
 

ShatirLavan

Active Hunter
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?
 

Benkenove

Active Hunter
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)
 

Wildabeast

Active Hunter
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.
 

Ruffkintoy

Active Hunter
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.
 

Wildabeast

Active Hunter
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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