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Monthly Archives: June 2017

  1. Boat Repair

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    Boat Repair

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    Author: Karen Connolly
    Categories: Gelcoat
    Boat Repair
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  2. Glass Tape

    What is Glass Tape?

    Glass Tape is non adhesive and is one of the most commonly used items in any fibreglass repair or build. Its versatile nature makes Glass Tape a firm favourite with our customers. 

    The glass tape consists of strands of glass woven together for strength. Once combined with resin, the rigid structure of the glass tape will provide reinforcement and a smoother, protected surface.

    It is normally applied after the shaping and fairing of the area has been completed and before the final coating is applied.

    Generally, Glass Tape is available in a 175g/m2 weight and a variety of widths and lengths in roll format. The sides of the tape are stitched to prevent fraying.

    Glass tape is used to add additional reinforcement to joints or edges, for strong repairs and in boat and kayak construction.

    Application

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  3. Why use GRP?

    If you already know that GRP is the best product for you, you can Order GRP Online Today!


    Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) is a composite material commonly known as fibreglass. Composites are materials combined from two or more materials with different physical or chemical properties to create a material with characteristics of both materials. GRP is a composite made from resin and glass, which results in a strong lightweight product. The glass is in the form of either chopped strand mat, woven roving or glass strands. Aramid or Carbon fibres can be used when additional strength is required for advanced applications.

    GRP can be used for a multitude of applications as it is extremely adaptable and versatile. From Flat

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  4. How to Line a Fish Pond with Fibreglass

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    How to Line a Fish Pond with Fibreglass

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    Author: Karen Connolly
    Categories: Fibreglass Ponds
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  5. Polyester or Epoxy? How to choose your Resin

    Using resins is becomming increasingly common for DIY, GRP Flat Roofing, Car Repairs, Boat Repairs, Swimming Pool Restorations and Product Custom Mouldings.

    But which one should you use: Polyester or epoxy resin? We have compiled some of our top tips starting with four questions you should ask yourself to determine which resin suits your needs best.


    You can Order Polyester Resin Online Today!


    You can Order Epoxy Resin Online Today!


    What material will the resin to be applied to?

    This is a really important question if you want to achieve a perfect chemical bond. It is important

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  6. GRP Flat Roofing Advantages

    GRP Flat Roofing


    You can Order GRP and Fibreglass Flat Roofing Supplies Online Today!


    GRP or Fibreglass roofing is one of the best, reliable ways to weatherproof flat, pitched or barrel-vaulted roofs.

    Its low-maintenance and quality materials make it one of the most cost-effective roofing methods available.


    What does a GRP flat roof involve?

    Materials required to fibreglass a flat roof include;

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  7. Fibreglass Flat Roofing Tips and Tutorials

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    FibreGlassDirect has supplied quality fibreglass roofing materials throughout the UK and Ireland since 1994. We have a wide variety of premium roofing kits, low-cost roofing kits, roofing

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  8. Gelcoat Application for Open Moulding

    Conventional Gelcoat application for open moulding

    Source: CCP Cook Composites and Polymers Co, 2009 Composites Applications Guide, Eleventh Edition.

    INTRODUCTION

    Proper application of gelcoat is critical to producing cosmetically appealing and durable parts. Improperly applied gelcoat increases the cost of the part. The amount of additional cost incurred depends on the number of rejected parts as well as the effort required to rework the parts. Making the investment of properly applying the gelcoat can pay big dividends by reducing rework and scrap. Proper gelcoat application includes material preparation, equipment calibration, use of trained spray operators and appropriate spray methods.

    OVERVIEW

    A conventional gelcoat is applied with spray equipment. Brushing of gelcoats is not recommended. The following information assumes that the proper gelcoat spray equipment has been

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  9. Fibreglass Roof Repair

    A roof repair is one activity that is best undertaken after careful and thorough preparation. There are many types of flat roofing systems, each using different materials and each requiring different methods of repair. In order to approach any repair successfully, it is important to first identify which system you will be carrying out the repair of.

    Some common flat roofing systems are:

    • Concrete: This consists of a solid slab of concrete which caps the top of a structure or building
    • Asphalt: This is a bitumen based type of roofing product which has a stone, grey like appearance
    • Felt roofing: This is a more traditional and common method of roofing. Common on old wooden shed structures. The surface finish has a gritty, rough texture like sandpaper. This protective barrier is constructed of layers of bitumen.
    • EDPM: This is a synthetic rubber roofing membrane
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