Originally Posted by chris07732
Minaret: "And you can get a 5 gallon bucket of it for cheap, it's easy to work with and very strong. You can pack as much or as little as you want into a crack like that"
Who can supply "fiber filler" in bulk quantities. It can't be premixed with catalyst, what kind of material is it?
I get mine from Fiberlay
. In fact I get a vast quantity of laminating supplies from these guys. They are very industry oriented but don't mind serving the average Joe either. Their truck delivers to our shop twice a week and has for many years. Their resin and gelcoat
is some of the best I've used. I get all my gelcoat
and tints here as well as exotics like carbon/kevlar hybrids and vacuum bagging and infusion equipment
. They will happily sell to you in volumes from a pint to a drum.
They have five gallon buckets of a great fiberfiller. Not too hairy, it lays down nice and slick but is just the right consistency for structural fillets and the like. I have used hundreds of gallons with no problems. It is bright blue but changes color to brownish clear after being catalyzed, which helps a lot with thorough mixing. Catalyze with regular MEKP.
I'm not seeing the fiver on their website, but I know they have them because we buy a lot of them. I'm sure if you asked they'd sell you one. I think we pay about $85 for the fiver, but that's on a merchant account of long standing and high volume. I see the gallon on the website is listed at $65. I would guess this job would take 2-3 gallons, but hard to guess without seeing it.
You can get the same sort of stuff at most major industrial fiberglass
suppliers, just ask for thixotropic resin. In the industry it's often called thixo for short.