Fiberglass cloth is a woven material available in various sizes to allow custom strength, thickness, and weight in projects. Fiberglass cloth provides great strength and durability when layered with a resin to form a hardened composite. This six ounce cloth is 3.9 mils thick.
Fiberglass cloth has many advantages:
Fiberglass cloth has greater tensile strength than steel wire of the same diameter.
Excellent fire and heat resistance
Thermal conductivity (making it useful for insulation applications) and chemical resistance properties similar to glass
Durable and economical
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Fiberglass Cloth -- 6oz 38 or 50 in. wide pre-cut and pre-packaged 6oz fiberglass cloth.
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is 6oz f/g cloth available for roll-shipping , rather than fold-shipping --- in 10 yardx50" order size ?
Yes, we ship it rolled.
JD Tech Team
I'm building a 10' x 36" flat-bottomed duck skiff from 1/4" ply. I have it reinforced in strategic areas both across the vertical bottom and top as well as on the uprights (which are 12" at the mid points). Will one coat of 6 oz cloth, layered with resin make it strong enough/durable enough? I was thinking of even adding a second layer of cloth on the inside or is that overkill?? At very least, I thought about doing the interior seams with cloth to seal the edges. Again, is this overkill?I also wondered what is the best paint to use on the plywood so I can camoflage the boat prior to putting the glass and resin on it? Latex? Acrylic? Does it need to be oil-based?Thanks much!
Roland, nothing is overkill when it comes to protecting wood.Â I built a 19 footÂ Â round bottom out of cedar strips. And before covering with 2 layers of 8 oz. glass I liberally used penetrating epoxy.Â The colors come thru the two layers well but ended up painting it white. So I think that the camo will show thru well. As far as the inside,Â do cover it with glass also.Â Anything you can do to protect the wood.Â The extra on the seams is a good idea also to add strength.
6 oz. fiberglass cloth is relatively light and it takes a fair amount of cloth to become 'overkill'. 2-3 layers for reinforcement would not be unreasonable, even 10 oz cloth unless you are concerned over corners and flexibility. It can't hurt at all to glass seams, it will definitely help reinforce your skiff. When it comes to paint types, latex is not nearly as resilient to abrasion or chemical resistance. Acrylic paint can be a very broad spectrum of paint, from cheaper artist paint, aerosol, or very high end acrylic. Oil-based polyurethane paint is has good price point, with good abrasion, but many of them are gloss. TotalBoat sells Aluminum Boat Paint in camo colors, it's a unique water-based polyurethane system and low sheen. We also see a lot of customers using cheap Rustoleum paint and just do a lot of touch up, and Pettit makes Shipendeck that may work for you also.
JD Tech Associate
Can I epoxy coat an old fiberglass boat with this before paint?
Yes, it can be done. It will create a slightly rough surface though, so it depends more on what you are trying to achieve. Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our techs at (800) 497-0010.
JD Tech Associate
Can i line a dirt channel for water with it?
No This is an open weave cloth made of glass fibers that provides the strength in fiberglass but alone has little strength and has little resemblance to "cloth"
You would probably need to sandwich a few layers together that are saturated in polyester resin, vinyl ester resin, or epoxy to form the glue to hold it together in its form and give it a water resistant/proof plastic form. Please feel free to talk with one of our techs at (800) 497-0010 if you have any further questions regarding this.
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How much west system resin is needed for 3 coats on 6 oz fiberglass cloth?
1 Gallon of resin will do 60 oz of 6 oz cloth.
1 gallon will do 10 sq yds of 6 oz cloth.
what west system do I use to make a clear finish coating over this fiberglass instead of the slightly yellow tint?
West System 207 clear hardener or our Totalboat crystal clear hardener.
is FIB-902 folded or on a roll?
The smaller quantities come folded.
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I have a hole in the hull of a 13ft. sailboat. The tear is a u shape about 10" across.The flap lays down fairly well where it came from.My ? Should I glass over the whole flap or just tape and glass the tear. Thank You Skip P.
I would glass over the entire area inside with multiple layers and after that hardens v out the wound and cover entire area I always recommend epoxy for its. Superior strength
My opinion is that glassing over the whole flap would provide more strength to your repair. Also since the fiberglass is translucent you should get a better looking repair because you will have an easier time smoothing out the edges. My experience is that the edges tend to fray so one larger piece is easier to blend. Good luck!
if it was mine, would glass the whole flap, with some glass over in the inside if possible.
can two packs of 6 oz be provide in one roll instead of packages?
Call there help line
I don't know how they package it now - I just bought one roll
I'm looking for 60 inch wide 6 ounce fiberglass so I can do the inside of my 15ft prospector as one piece?
I find it MUCH easier to handle and lay two 30 or 36" strips. Easier to get out air and it won't hurt to have the overlap down the keel.
Ron,If you have not yet, check out Bear Mountain Boats web site. They have a great forum where you can access tons of information on building strippers.
Hey Phillip,Thanks. The question was whether or not they 'had' 60inch cloth. The drop down only showed 48in. Thanks
Ron,You won't have a problem w/60" cloth. Just drape it so it lays on bottom, then wet it out from the keel about three feet from one end. You will need to cut it along the keel and trim some off but make sure you have an overlap at both ends of about 6". After you do the first end, it's anchored the cloth. Then start again where you began and work toward the other end. Always maintain a wet edge. It helps to have someone mix your epoxy tokeep things going. This is how I did my 16' Peterbourgh.G.' LuckPW
6 oz fiberglass cloth worked fine
Had some cracks on my catboat's barn door rudder, so after repairs I resurface the rudder with the 6 oz fiberglass cloth and had excellent results. Wets out easily, weave fills with an additional epoxy coat or two, very satisfied with outcome.
I would not buy folded fiberglass cloth again.
I purchased this cloth to finish glassing the deck of my wooden kayak. My previous experience with the outside and inside of the hull went fine, but I ran short of cloth. This cloth came very tightly packaged into a little square and the three yards of fabric were very deeply creased. As a beginner boat builder, little did I know that these creases would continue to show up through THREE coats of epoxy. Since this was being used on the deck, I was very disappointed as I wanted it to look terrific. I"m sure more experienced builders may have a way to deal with the folds, but I didn't know better. From now on, I"ll buy it rolled up as my previous cloth was.
very good value
The cloth was wrapped in paper, so folding happens. When I unwrapped it, I cut it to project size, and I put it on a cores.lacquer thinner is a fast powerful cleaner for resin.
Wets out clear
This 6 oz. fiberglass cloth wets out easy and cures clear. It worked perfect on my wood kayak.
No complaints. Worked fine for what I wanted.
I used the 6oz cloth to fiberglass my 11' wooden boat. I wetted it out with System Three Silvertip epoxy (slow hardener), and it all worked very well and easily for me. No complaints.
fiberglass cloth - 6 oz
used to fabricate "seat pan" for Vans RV8 experimental aircraft. Many marine products have direct application to experimental aircraft construction.
6 oz. glass cloth
We normally use 10 oz. fabric but wanted to try the 6 oz. to test out a puzzle joint sacarf system on plywood for a current boat in the shop. It works very well.
Good product quality and price
Used to cover outside of dinghy hull. Excellent price compared to what I can purchase locally.
Lays up clear
Everything about the fabric is great, I just wish it was rolled and not folded when shipped.
Glass it up
Rolled and crease free! Perfect...although it would be better if it was rolled onto a cardboard tube or something to make it never more durable.