Polyester Resins are the most commonly used in the composites industry. They are the least expensive, are naturally UV resistant and easier to use than epoxies. Gel Coat is a polyester based resin formulated for high quality, cosmetic surfaces. Epoxy resins are also commonly used. They are typically used in high performance applications where low weight and high strength are critical. Vinyl Ester resin is chemically formulated using both polyester and epoxy technology and is primarily used for corrosion resistance. If you are not sure where to start, most people would start with polyester resin.

Fibre Glast Resins and Gel Coats are all First Quality Guaranteed so you can work with confidence. Resin selection is based on fabric compatibility, service conditions, and the desired characteristics of the finished part. Moldmaking, molding and laminating operations can be performed with any system.

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Resins
Epoxy Resins

Epoxy Resins

High performance, lightweight parts call for epoxy resin. Epoxy is a champion for strength properties, dimensional stability, and bonding characteristics. This category includes our popular System 2000, high temp epoxies, surface coats, fairing compounds, and adhesives.


Polyester Resins

Polyester Resins

Polyester resin is a dependable favorite among resins. It's affordable, consistent, easy to use, and delivers fast cure and dimensional stability for parts. The majority of all fiberglass parts are made with polyester resins for these combined characteristics. Our Polyester Resins are all 1st quality and in stock for same day shipment.


Polyester Gel Coats

Polyester Gel Coats

Premium polyester gel coats deliver top cosmetics and lasting durability for parts and molds. Choose from white, clear, neutral, and tooling gel coats—all available in quarts, gals and 5-gal pails to suit your project needs. In stock for same day shipment.


Color Gel Coat

Color Gel Coat

Choose from over 900 colors of premium polyester gel coat, color matched every time you order. Both RAL and Instint® lines feature UV and blister resistance, with excellent adhesive properties. We custom mix your color and still ship same day! Order quart, gallon, and 5-gallon sizes. Color books are available for purchase or rent.


Vinyl Ester Resins

Vinyl Ester Resins

Our top quality vinyl ester resin is formulated for maximum corrosion resistance and blended for toughness. It's ideal for making tank and boat repairs, as well as fabricating all-around durable parts. It's also resists heat and cracking, even with repeated impact and flex.


Duratec

Duratec

Duractec® products deliver quality surfaces for composite parts. Choose from highly adhesive Duratec Primer, Sunshield Topcoat, or Hi-Gloss Gel Coat Additive to create the strongest, lightest parts in the industry. Each offers valuable finishing properties for your project. All in stock for same day shipment. Technical data online.


Glitterflake

Glitterflake

Create a surface layer that grabs the light. Glitterflake is popular for repairing damaged bass boats or for giving any project some added shine. Choose from silver, gold, red, or blue, and use with several layers of clear, high-gloss gel coat for best results.


Epoxy is the higher performance and higher priced system. It is used in weight critical, high strength, and dimensionally accurate applications. Vinyl Ester resin offers corrosion resistance, heat resistance and is blended for toughness. Polyester resins are less expensive, offer some corrosion resistance, and are more forgiving than epoxies. Gel Coat is a polyester based resin made for high quality, surface finish applications.

Want to learn more about Resin and Gel Coat? Fibre Glast has a free Learning Center with helpful white papers, videos, charts, and photo galleries. You can learn more about Resins and Gel Coat with free white papers like: About Resins, Getting Started in Composites, and Gel Coat Troubleshooting Guide.

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