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  Fiberglass release films?
  Posted by: mcimes on Sep-18-13 9:41 AM (EST)
   Category: Other Gear 

I will be doing a little fiberglass work on one of my boats and need some release film. After google searching 'fiberglass release film' a ton if things come up and I dont really know the difference between them.

Can you recommend/link me to a good release film to use on my glassing projects? If it matters ill be using G flex as the resin.

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  Peel Ply has
  Posted by: kayamedic on Sep-18-13 10:11 AM (EST)
worked for repair.
 
 
  Sweet Composites
  Posted by: pblanc on Sep-18-13 10:58 AM (EST)
I have used the nylon fabric sold by Sweet Composites as a peel ply: http://sweetcomposites.com/Polyester.html

It is fairly cheap and works reasonably well. I have used it over both fiberglass and aramid using both G flex and conventional epoxy like West System's 105/206.

I have found that timing its removal can be a bit tricky. It is best to remove it while the epoxy is still a bit green, but not so green that any of the fibers lift upon removal. At times, if I have left it in place too long it is hard to remove.
 
 
  Wax paper
  Posted by: natehanson on Sep-18-13 12:07 PM (EST)
Wax paper works too. Plus you get a smooth surface. If you need to bond to the cured surface later, just dewax.
 
 
  For small patches
  Posted by: Kocho on Sep-18-13 9:07 PM (EST)
I've used any odd piece of smooth plastic, trash bag, food wraps, packaging tape, etc. worked every time for small repairs.

If you are infusing or vacuum bagging or can't use a plastic bag piece for some reason, then you might need something more specialized as mentioned above.
 

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