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Old 05-21-2011, 09:26 AM
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Where to buy fiberglass mat?/ what weight?

I took this coming week off work and I want to get alot done on my hotrod. Bed is the last peice of the body that needs fabricated and I will make it out of fiberglass.. What kind of supplier sells fiberglass off the bolt? I know US composits has it cheap but shipping kills, as well as a couple Ebay sellers..
In the past I have used Bondo brand fiberglass supplies, but those pre pkg'd sections are expensive.
Also, I was thinking 2oz being it can be split in 1/2 ( 1oz ) for tight corners for easier form. Should I go lighter or heavier or stay 2oz?

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Have you tried your local boat repair shop?
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Have you tried your local boat repair shop?
We don't have a local boat shop anymore. Went out 5-10 years ago, I'd have to drive an hr or so to get to a boat shop.. Checked West Marine but they have pre pkg'd crap for $26/ 8sq
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I have always ordered fiberglass, carbon fiber, kevlar, fillers, and resin from www.raka.com and www.uscomposites.com for building our hovercrafts.
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What weight should I get. 2oz or lighter and build it up?
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occationally I have to repair semi's ...I've always went to lowes to get my mat (not the weaved) I use multipal layers.they also sell resin by the gallon(good resin) I was surprised...But fiberglass repairs should only be done on fiberglass not metal it wont last especially a truck bed that will flex..You workin on one of those rare Cameos???
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occationally I have to repair semi's ...I've always went to lowes to get my mat (not the weaved) I use multipal layers.they also sell resin by the gallon(good resin) I was surprised...But fiberglass repairs should only be done on fiberglass not metal it wont last especially a truck bed that will flex..You workin on one of those rare Cameos???
My scratch built Rat. I only have enough metal for the cab floor, so I'm going to make the bed out of fiberglass. It'll be lighter and probably cheaper to do than more steel.
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2oz is hard to bend and wet. i buy 3/4oz mat for everything and just add multiple layers. even then if your working with corners it's tricky to get it to dry flat.

check out fiberglassfoums.com this forum was my guide and bible for my truk
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