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    Source for fiberglass mat/cloth

    I'm in upstate NY and need a source for fiberglass mat. Been buying Bondo fiberglass cloth and mat from our local auto parts stores but find it very thin requiring several layers. Not familiar with fiberglass thickness terminology but would like thicker material that could be laid down in one pass.

    Looking for supplier sources.

    Thanks

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    Most will tell you to look for a boat shop in your area. I look for deals at Fibreglast.com, or check out Ebay or Amazon for rolls.
    I typically use 1.5 oz matt and build that up. Still takes several layers. I have also purchased scrap pieces on Ebay that are much thicker (6oz?), veil for fine work, and 1 oz cloth.

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    I guess you can get this product from ebay

    Dateni from Kingsville Tow Truck

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    Look for places like plastic supplies or automotive repair supply where houses even a hobby shops, depending on hardware shops some will carry some fiberglass materials as well. Regardless on the city you are living in and of reasonable size there has to be at least one. I dealt with few over the years some where just poorly managed and some where just crazy expensive. There are plenty that will pop up through google search on south size of 49th parallel and will ship anywhere continental USA. For people on the north side of 49th and this is the last 2 that I like to deal with are http://plasticworld.ca/ they have tons of plastics, and if you go to the store the display kind of sucks so you have to ask though they are expanding and http://compositescanada.com/ same thing no fancy displays but then they are just huge dealers of the stuff and will ship anywhere in the world.

    Sorry a bit of advertisement for them for which I have no direct personal relationship to.

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    Thanks..I bought a supply of this via eBay:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fiberglass-...72.m2749.l2649

    Arrived in on a roll and easy to work with.

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    I say get some rolls of carbon fiber... lighter, stronger but might be little more than fiberglass but worth it. Can decide to paint it or leave it cleared coated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rippin6Gears View Post
    I say get some rolls of carbon fiber... lighter, stronger but might be little more than fiberglass but worth it. Can decide to paint it or leave it cleared coated.
    yup, get CF, then youll have to switch over to epoxy resin as well, now your project costs 4x as much and 2x harder to layup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncrazyballa View Post
    yup, get CF, then youll have to switch over to epoxy resin as well, now your project costs 4x as much and 2x harder to layup.
    Agreed. FG way more forgiving.

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