Glass for protection

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Glass for protection

Post by justin_dwyer » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:15 am

Hi guys,

I can get this glass really cheap. All I will be using it for is to coat the frames, deck, berths (non structural parts), I'll still use the lamination schedule that Jacques set out. This would just be for protection.

Biaxial 329 gsm. 1.27m Wide. E Glass (this is Australian, so the fibres are 90/90)

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Do you think this will be ok, I seem to think that any glass will do for protection.

Or would this be better?

195 gsm Plain Weave Fibreglass Cloth 1m wide

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Thanks for your help.



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Re: Glass for protection

Post by topwater » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:22 pm

I used 10 OZ cloth on my decks and cockpit . I am not good with metric conversions but i would say
the second pic fiberglass cloth would do .
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Re: Glass for protection

Post by Woods Designs » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:40 pm

I'd use the 200g

That is what we have on our Skoota28 powercat above the WL

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Re: Glass for protection

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:07 pm

Yes, the 200 gr is fine. It will be easier to fair than the stitched glass.

For conversions: 3 oz/yard^2 = about 100 gr/m^2
6 oz. = 200, 9 oz. = 300, 12 oz. = 400 etc.
It's close enough.
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Re: Glass for protection

Post by justin_dwyer » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:14 pm

Thanks guys, I'll get the 200g stuff :D

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