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Old 14-07-2014, 08:38   #1
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Fiberglass got wet. Still good?

I had some fiberglass stored on a shelf and didn't tighten my hatch. Rain got in and the glass was wet.

I can't think of any reason it wouldn't be good anymore. But just checking. Could rain water damage fiberglass cloth or tape?

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Re: Fiberglass got wet. Still good?

As far as I know, the ordinary stuff is just very thin spun fibers of actual glass.

As long as it's clean and completely dry when you use it, I don't see how it can have been degraded.

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Re: Fiberglass got wet. Still good?

you will need to make sure it is 100% dry as any moisture will stop your resin curing.

i run a dehumidifier in my storeroom for this reason,you will be surprised how much moisture a roll of glass will absorb over a cold winter!

if you can, lay it out in the sun,dries it pretty quickly,then store in a cardboard box,afterwards ,if your cardboard is is your cloth!

otherwise no ill effects from getting wet
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Re: Fiberglass got wet. Still good?

You need to know it is 1000% , yes one thousand!, dry before using. Frankly, I would just not use it at all. But maybe a week in a hot sun I could be convinced....
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