Release Fabric, also known as Peel Ply is a tough, finely woven nylon fabric treated with a release agent. It is used to separate the absorber breather and vacuum bag from the laminate in vacuum bagging operations.
Excess epoxy bleeds through and is peeled from the cured laminate along with the Release Fabric. Peels easily and leaves a smooth textured surface ready for bonding or finishing. Not recommended for post-cure temperatures over 120°F (49°C). Release Fabric comes 60 inches wide by 2 yards, 10 yards, or 100 yards.
December 26, 2020
Had to use this product vertically out doors in the wind which was a pain. The film works much better in this application.
March 10, 2019
I am new to working with West System and didnt know about blush and this over the work prevented it. Once cured it is easy to peel off.
May 14, 2018
This fabric works great and is easy to use. It peeled away easily from my epoxy layup and did its job just as designed.
November 25, 2014
After installing lyayers of glass, G10 and then more glass the whole assembly was held in place by way of a hand operated jack that pressed a thin layer of plywood against the release fabric holding the whole assembly in place. Came apart after the epoxy reacted with out any difficulty.
December 12, 2012
Works great - I'd suggest you practice with a small area at first!
October 2, 2012
I bought this release fabric when Jamestown was out of stock of my preferred manufacturer's product. The salesman told me it was a very similar product. It is not. I have had problems with this product in use. The nylon fabric is not nearly as thick or strong as the product I typically use. It is too thin and stretches too much, leaving bubbles and folds in the fabric. I had a lot of extra work to do on my boat as a result. Just save yourself the trouble and buy the better alternative product.