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Hey epoxy fiberglass guys?

Postby Carl01234 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:07 pm

I need to order my epoxy. I am going with 4oz and will be using 17 yards. How much epoxy do I need?
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Re: Hey epoxy fiberglass guys?

Postby Sparksalot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:30 pm

More than you realize. I just finished a 16.5 ft kayak, and have gone about halfway into my third gallon. Probably half of that amount was just for the fiberglass.
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Re: Hey epoxy fiberglass guys?

Postby Carl01234 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:07 pm

Sparksalot wrote:More than you realize. I just finished a 16.5 ft kayak, and have gone about halfway into my third gallon. Probably half of that amount was just for the fiberglass.

Do you know how much cloth you used? 3 coats?
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Re: Hey epoxy fiberglass guys?

Postby booyah » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:51 pm

I did 3 gallon from raka and used a little less than 2. It doesn't really go bad, so I have plenty for a piroque I'm planning
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Re: Hey epoxy fiberglass guys?

Postby Sparksalot » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:36 pm

Carl01234 wrote:
Sparksalot wrote:More than you realize. I just finished a 16.5 ft kayak, and have gone about halfway into my third gallon. Probably half of that amount was just for the fiberglass.

Do you know how much cloth you used? 3 coats?


I used 4 yards of 6oz and 3 of 4oz. I can't recall the width, perhaps 50".
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