Resin and supplies

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by BlueChip, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. BlueChip
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    What does everyone use ..

    and where is the best place to get it online?

    Epoxy resin .................MAS, west System, system 3, or others...?


    Chris
     
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    that will get me started.....

    any ones that you like more than others.. for prices or product selection?

    Chris
     
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  5. mongo75
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    I used www.uscomposites.com they have some of the best prices I've seen so far, and easy to order.
     
  6. Vettmech
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    Jametown suppliers

    Jamestown Distributors Thumbs Down the first and last time I used them. 3Gal gelcoat with snot balls, wouldn't accept a return, 5gal polyresin with globs, would not accept return! And their shipping took over 2 weeks. I will never forget them. To end on a positive, the fiberglass cloth was good.
     
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    www.Raka.com was highly recommended for inexpensive epoxy by a friend here locally and a couple guys online but I haven't ordered from them. I live nearby www.EasternBurlap.com so I typically buy from them for the advice, service and no shipping costs. They stock Smooth-On Epoxy and West system.
     
  9. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Rocklers - West system, can mail order, no special comment, limited selection
    Woodcrafters - System 3, can mail order, no special comment
    Aircraft Spruce and Specialty - fiberglass, mail order, typical price.
     
  10. Scot McPherson
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    Scot McPherson Senior Member

    I like uscomposites as well, especially their selection of fabrics, but once you figure in shipping costs for the epoxides and hardeners, you are still paying near retail prices. If you have a local supplier of maas or west system, I would recommend those...if you do not, then I would recommend uscomposites.
     

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    Another vote for US Composites. I'm fortunate - they are local to me.
     
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