There are several different varieties of fibreglass resins available at Ace Fibreglass Supplies. Each different type of resin has a different strength and purpose, so if you are not certain what type will suit your application the best, make sure you speak with one of our knowledgeable staff first – they will be able to point you in the right direction and ensure that you select the correct product for your project.
Epoxy resin is a strong and hard resin ideal for table covers, boat decks, flooring, timber furniture, boats, laminating and surf craft.
Epoxy is one of the harder and more expensive resin products and if you are just performing general handy-man type projects around the house, there is a very good change that epoxies will be over-kill. In most scenarios, a general purpose resin such as vinyl ester will be sufficient. If you are not certain which resin will suit your purpose the best, give us a call on 07 5493 9974 for free advice from our experienced staff.
Vinyl ester is a resin product that comes in a tin or a drum as a liquid; it is generally used by fishermen and boat builders to patch and repair boats, trawlers and watercraft but can also be for a variety of other applications.
General Purpose Resins
Ace Fibreglass Supplies stocks all of your standard, run-of-the-mill resins that come in both waxed and unwaxed varieties for different purposes.
Waxed General Purpose Resin
Waxed resins are the ideal option for general handyman tasks and works better with cloth fibreglass then unwaxed does. The waxed resin needs to be roughened up with acetone and sandpaper after each application, which is why it is better for smaller surface areas.
Unwaxed General Purpose Resin
Unwaxed resin is ideal for larger projects as it doesn’t need to be roughened up with sandpaper after each application – simply rub it down with acetone and it becomes sticky and ready for the next layer. This removes some of the steps in the process saving you time and effort.
Surfboard resin is a polyester based laminating resin that cures clear. It has UV resistant properties and can be hardened by using an MEKP based catalyst or an ultraviolet light-activated product called Sunbake.
NOT SURE IF THIS IS THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR YOUR PROJECT?
Ring Ace Fibreglass Supplies to speak to one of our experienced and knowledgeable staff members about our range of fibreglass resins – we are always happy to give you advice.