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General Fibreglass

  1. Making a Mould from Liquid Latex

    Making a mould from Liquid Latex is a relatively simple process as a result of its easy to use nature and versatility. It is also an extremely cost-effective way to produce a mould, not only in terms of material costs but also in relation to the long-lasting properties of this material.

    Whilst cost benefits and durability are two of the key benefits of this process, one of the drawbacks is the length of working time. It can be a lengthy process as Latex moulds are built through multiple layer application.

    With the right preparation and application tips, you can easily make many duplicates of your chosen item.

    What you will need;

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  2. Tips for Using Fibreglass in Summer

    Summer is the optimum time for any large fibreglass repairs as there is less rain, improved temperatures and generally good working conditions.

    However, what do you need to do when temperatures start to rise beyond normal? In this post, we're sharing our top tips!

    Fibreglass in Summer Months

    • Always check the local weather forecast, it is a good idea to have an app on your phone that you rely on for this.
    • Check the temperature. Do not start fibreglassing if the temperature is above 35°C as it will cure too quickly. Use the catalyst addition chart to calculate the percentage of resin that should be used.
    • Leave the resin and topcoat in the shade to prevent direct sunlight from heating them up.
    • The curing time
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  3. Advice for Applying Fibreglass in Winter Months

    There are three main issues when fibreglassing outside during the winter months, cold weather, wet weather and shorter days. Fibreglass work is still possible. With the correct information and a little bit of planning, you can still get the job done.


    Apart from wrapping up and braving the elements, follow our simple checklist to get the most from your fibreglass materials.



    Our Top Tips for Fibreglass Work in Winter


    Always check the local weather forecast; having an app on your phone that you rely on for this

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  4. 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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  5. 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.


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  6. What is Fibreglass or Fiberglass?

    Fibreglass or Fiberglass is a type of fibre-reinforced plastic made from glass fibre. For this reason, Fibreglass is also known as glass-reinforced plastic or glass fibre-reinforced plastic. Typically, glass fibre is flattened into a sheet, arranged randomly, or weaved into fabric. Glass fibres can be made from various types of glass, depending on their intended application. 

    Fibreglass or glass fibre is a reinforced plastic material composed of a woven material embedded with glass fibres randomly laid across each other and held together with a binding substance. Fibreglass is combined with resin to form an extremely strong and durable composite. Fibreglass can be supplied flattened into a sheet called a strand mat, or woven into a fabric.

    Fibreglass is extremely strong, lightweight, and flexible. Fibreglass can be moulded into many complex shapes, making it an excellent construction material. Fibreglass is widely used in bathtubs, boats, aircraft, roofs, and other applications. 


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  7. Camper Van Fibreglass Repair

    Fibreglass Camper Van Repair

    Have you ever wanted to know how to repair a camper van? Camper van exteriors are mostly made of reinforced plastic parts, allowing repairs that most DIY enthusiasts can easily undertake.

    Using Fibreglass and Polyester Resin materials are the most common and efficient way of repairing a camper van. It can be used to repair cracks and holes in the fairing or leaks in the roof.

    Why choose fibreglass for camper van repairs

    Fibreglass, once mixed with a thermosetting resin such as Polyester or Epoxy resin, will provide a strong and long lasting reinforcement to efficiently repair dings and roof damage to a camper van.

    Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) is very lightweight and has almost no limit regarding the way it can be shaped.

    Fibreglass is also a very cost efficient way of repairing a van, compared to traditional repair materials. It also allows different types of finishes (textures and colours) that will fit perfectly with the rest of the van.

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  8. Fibreglass Repair

    You can Order a Fibreglass Repair Kit Online Today!

    In comparison to traditional building materials, Fibreglass composite materials are generally easier to repair. 

    It is important to note that once the original fibreglass laminate is damaged, any repairs to the original are considered as secondary bonds. With this in mind, the materials used to repair the laminate should be as good as what the laminate was constructed with. This is particularly important for resin choice. For example, if the laminate was constructed with an Epoxy Resin it should be repaired with an Epoxy Resin.

    Any repairs should be matched as

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