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    How to make a Fibreglass Mould

    How to make a Fibreglass Mould

    A question we are regularly asked at FibreGlassDirect is how to make a mould. There are 2 options when it comes to making a mould. The easy way and the long way! Read on to find out how to make the best fibreglass mould for your needs. This is a longer than normal blog post so put the kettle on and grab some biscuits!

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    Gelcoat Repair

    Gelcoat Repair

    Gelcoat repair is inevitable for the vast majority of boats after a sustained period of time on the sea. Common gelcoat repairs are often applied for spider web cracks or eroded gelcoat to the point where the base laminate is starting to show. The good news is, the vast majority of gelcoat repairs are easy to undertake and will save you lots of money by repairing them yourself.

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    Boat Repair

    Boat Repair

    Fibreglass has been used in the Boat Repair industry for many years thanks to its durable and versatile properties. Learn the basics of completing a Fibreglass Boat Repair with a particular focus on patching a small hole. 

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    Gelcoat Application for Open Moulding

    Gelcoat Application for Open Moulding

    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.

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