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Old 03-30-2015, 02:46 PM   #15
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So for you Fiberglassing Gurus out there, I have been trying to figure out which product to buy, and came across the SMC Fiberglass Resin made by Evercoat, vs. the West Marine Epoxy based fiberglass resin. Both are available to me locally with the Evercoat being the more pricey (surprisingly). Any further recommendations. Is ABS truly an SMC (Sheet Molded Compound)? The description of SMCs at the site below makes me wonder whether it is...

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Old 03-31-2015, 10:44 AM   #16
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What I can say about SMC is that it dries less brittle than standard polyester resin and it adheres (much) better to any surface I have applied it to.

I have not used it on ABS, but I have used it on the back of flexible bumpers where I would not use polyester resin.

ABS should hold it better than the bumpers, especially if sanded WELL with 80 grit or more course media.

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Old 04-05-2015, 09:05 AM   #17
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There is a company called Bath Fitter that does the same thing.

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Old 05-13-2015, 10:17 AM   #18
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I talked to a repair shop about my shower / tub and they recommended fiberglas mesh or fabric but to use two part epoxy instead of resin. I have not tried that yet. Good luck.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:36 PM   #19
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Two weeks ago we got back from Algonquin and I noticed a hole in our tub. The culprit was a lawn chair. Went to local Rv shop and picked up some Devcon , fiberglass, porcelain and plastic repair kit. Its a 2 part epoxy resin with fibre glass mat. 1500 psi strength. Worked great. A little runny and gets hot to the touch when mixed. 5 min handling time, 20 min set and 24 hr cure time. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:12 AM   #20
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I need to refinish my tub in my 1973 air stream it was stained bad from well water over the years I removed the tub and sink and surround very easy it has pop rivets under a trim with a plastic insert. Which I have not found yet to replace. Its vinyl insert. I repaired and sanded the tub went to lowes or home depot and bought a kit with two large cans of one step epoxy and refinished it. I cant believe how it looks and the finish is very durable. It would be the best way to repair from under side
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A fiberglass boat repair place might be able to fix it for you too. They have all the right toys and materials, and can cover with gelcoat when done. Better than new....and nearly bulletproof

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