Monthly Archives: December 2016
It is important to use a roller or squeegee when working with fiberglass and resin. They are used to evenly saturate the fabric, help get rid of air pockets and also get rid of the excess resin in the fabric. If you have too much resin, spots without resin or bubbles in your finished product, you run the risk of it being weak and breaking. Using a good roller will help in creating a strong finished product.
There are several different roller options.
Deluxe aluminum rollers have grooves (fins) and have a wood handle. The roller has grooves (fins) to help distribute resin and get rid of air trapped within the fabric weave. The wood handles make for a sturdy roller. Aluminum
Bill, one of our customers, makes amazing sculptures. He is a great artist. He uses fiberglass in his process. Here is what he has to say-
"I make large outdoor sculptures. My work has been featured in shows from Key West FL to Connecticut, and as far west as Topeka, KS. These are a few images of a piece called 'Tilt'."
*** The information provided is a general guideline. Each project is different. Any information used will be done at the user’s risk. Fiberglass Warehouse can in no form be held responsible for outcome of using this information. ***
A layer of 1 oz chopped strand mat should be used as the first layer. General purpose polyester (laminating) resin or ISO Resin is commonly used as the resin. The ISO resin is a tooling resin which shrinks less than the general purpose resin. This may not be a factor for most parts, but large molds or final parts with critical dimensions should use the I