The complete ordering guide for your Composite Project.

How many times has this happened to you: You're ready to begin your composite project and no sooner than you get started you realize you don't have the right mixing supplies? Or maybe you finish waxing your mold only to realize you don't have any PVA. In order to make sure your project is a success–and make sure you don't waste valuable time and money–compiling a complete list of materials needed for the job is a vital step to any project.

Since you're ready to place your order, we are going to organize our ordering guides into a few basic types of composite projects. This way you can quickly find the ordering guide that is most applicable to the project you're going to tackle–whether it's a small polyester mold or a large epoxy part. There are a number of variables that may impact your specific material selections, but we will provide the basic guidelines so that you can tailor your specific materials list to your specific project. Due to the wide variety of products we offer for most of the product categories, we have no way of offering a one-size-fits-all carbon fiber part kit, or fiberglass mold kit. Each part or mold has its own specific considerations and size, the materials lists contained below are meant to be as close to an exhaustive starting point that you can use to plan your project. You may have mixing supplies left over from a previous project, or a few yards of fiberglass that you can use for your next mold. By listing the product considerations common to most projects, we're allowing you to make sure you know what you have or know what you need.

If you have landed on this article and have no previous knowledge of composite materials or the typical composites manufacturing processes, you might want to read some additional articles in our Learning Center. We have other articles that can help with some basic knowledge, including Getting Started in Composites, The Fundamentals of Fiberglass, About Resins, About Reinforcements, and Molding Fiberglass.

What are the main types of composite projects?

To lay the ground work for this article, there are a few differences in project types that result in different material listings. You need a different list of materials to make a structural carbon fiber part than you need to make a general purpose mold. So here is a basic rundown of the types of projects we will provide materials lists for, and a brief listing of the types of applications that within that project type. For each type, we are also providing a rough quantities for small (think hand-held), medium (2-9sqft), and large (10+sqft) projects. Also note, for this article we are not including plug-building materials into the materials list for molds. That said, we will cover four main project types:

• Polyester/Vinyl Ester Parts – Most composite parts are made from polyester resin and fiberglass fabric, and the materials list is basically identical when using vinyl ester resin. We've combined the two types into a single category and will provide a products list for general-purpose fiberglass parts. Common applications include general purpose fiberglass parts, marine parts, bathroom and shower fixtures, and fiberglass panels

• Epoxy Parts – Epoxy parts have slightly different considerations and materials lists than polyester/vinyl ester parts. You would typically select epoxy resin for structural or high strength parts, so you will definitely want to make sure you have the right materials on-hand. Common applications include high strength carbon fiber and fiberglass parts, aerospace, auto racing, and high performance structural parts.

• Polyester Mold – Similar to the polyester/vinyl ester part kit, but there are a few additional things to consider when making a mold. Common applications include room temperature molds for polyester parts.

• Epoxy Mold – Again, the use of epoxy resin dictates a different material list than a polyester/vinyl ester mold. Common applications include low distortion/high precision molds, high temperature molds, molds for aerospace and racing parts.

Now that we've defined the types of projects, we can get into the materials list for each. Within each, we will define the primary materials– the resin, hardener, reinforcement and associated materials; the supplies and tools–mixing equipment, applicators; the safety/PPE and cleaning supplies–gloves, respirators; and finally the cutting and polishing supplies.

1)Materials list for Polyester/Vinyl Ester Parts

Primary Materials for Polyester/Vinyl Ester Parts

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Resin 1 quart- #77-F Polyester Molding Resin 1 Gallon- #77-A Polyester Molding Resin 2 Gallons- #77-A Polyester Molding Resin #90 Isopthalic Polyester Resin
Or
#1110 Vinyl Ester Resin
Hardener 1 #69-A MEKP 2 #69-A MEKP 4 #69-A MEKP
Surfacing Fabric 1 Yard- #241-F 2 oz Fiberglass Fabric 1 Yard- #241-F 2 oz Fiberglass Fabric 3 Yard- #241-A 2 oz Fiberglass Fabric #262 4 oz Fiberglass Fabric
Reinforcement Fabric 1 Yard- #250-A 1-1/2 oz Chop Strand Mat 3 Yard- #250-B 1-1/2 oz Chop Strand Mat 5 Yard- #250-C 1-1/2 oz Chop Strand Mat #243 7-1/2 oz Fiberglass Fabric
Gel Coat 1 Quart- #682-A White Gel Coat 1 Gallon- #682-B White Gel Coat 2 Gallon- #682-B White Gel Coat #684 Neutral Gel Coat
Gel Coat Hardener 1 #69-A MEKP 2 #69-A MEKP 4 #69-A MEKP

Supplies and Tools for Polyester/Vinyl Ester Parts

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Dispensing #824-A Resin Pump
#877-A MEKP Cap
#824-A Resin Pump
#877-A MEKP Cap
#824-A Resin Pump
#877-A MEKP Cap
#166-A MEKP Dispenser
#844/845-A ClicSeal Pour Spout for Gel Coat
Measuring Supplies #1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
#1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
#1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
Mixing Supplies #588-A Quart Mixing Set #588-A Quart Mixing Set #588-A Quart Mixing Set See our Mixing Supplies category to purchase individual items.
Scissors/Cutters #1733-A Detail Trimmers #536-A Featherweight Scissors #428 Resharpenable Scissors #1740-A Commercial Electric Cutter Kit
Cutting Aid #1713-A Dritz Fray Check #1735-A Perfect Line Tape #1735-A Perfect Line Tape
Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker
Mold Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax
Mold Release #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #1153 Fibrelease **Note: This Mold release is not to be used with mold wax, it is a stand-alone product
Gel Coat Spray Gun #2320-A Preval Power Unit
#2321-A Preval Glass Reservoir
#2322-A Preval Reservoir Cap
#126-A 0.6 Liter Touch-up Spray Gun #120-A Gel Coat Cup Gun #123-A 1/4 Pint Touch-up Spray Gun
Applicators #591-A Quart Mixing Set #592-A Gallon Mixing Set #592-A Gallon Mixing Set
Mold Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax
Mold Release #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #1153 FibRelease **Note: This Mold release is not to be used with mold wax, it is a stand-alone product
Gel Coat Spray Gun #2320-A Preval Power Unit
#2321-A Preval Glass Reservoir
#2322-A Preval Reservoir Cap
#126-A 0.6 Liter Touch-up Spray Gun #120-A Gel Coat Cup Gun

Safety/PPE and Cleaning Supplies for Polyester/Vinyl Ester Parts

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator
Eye Protection #559-A Safety Glasses #559-A Safety Glasses #559-A Safety Glasses
Golves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #16-A Box of 100 Nitrile Gloves
#26-A Box of 100 Vinyl Gloves
Cleaning Solvent #9-A Acetone Quart #9-A Acetone Quart #9-A Acetone Quart
Cleaning Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes 2406-A Wypall Waterless Hand Wipes

Also reference our whitepapers "Molding Fiberglass" for additional information about general part construction.

Materials List for Epoxy Parts

Primary Materials for Epoxy Parts

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Sections
Resin 1 Quart-
#1000-A System
10000 Epoxy Resin
1 Quart-
#1000-A System
10000 Epoxy Resin
1 Quart-
#1000-A System
10000 Epoxy Resin
#2000 System 2000 for high strength
Or
#3000 system 3000 for high temperature
Hardener 1/2 Pint- #1010-A 10 Minute Pot life Hardener 1 Quart-#1010-B 10 Minute Pot Life Hardener 2 Quarts - #1045-B 25 Minute Pot Life Hardener #2020 or #2060 20 and 60 minute hardeners for system 2000
Or
#3120 120 Minute Hardener for System 3000
Surfacing Fabric-Fiberglass Part 1 Yard- #241-F 2 oz Fiberglass Fabric 1 Yard- #241-F 2 oz Fiberglass Fabric 3 Yard- #241-A 2 oz Fiberglass Fabric #262 4 ounce Fiberglass Fabric
Reinforcement Fabric- Fiberglass Part 1 Yard- #543-A Style 7781 E-Glass 3 Yard-#543-B Style 7781 E-Glass 5 Yard- #543-C Style 7781-E Glass #573 Style 120 E-Glass
Surfacing Fabric- Carbon Fiber Rart 1 Yard -#1064-A Carbon Fiber Veil 1 Yard- #1064-A Carbon Fiber Veil 3 Yard- #1064-B Carbon Fiber Veil #1069 3k, 2x2 Twill Weave Carbon Fiber
Reinforcement Fabric- Carbon Fiber Part 1 Yard- #1069-A 3k, 2x2 Twill Weave Carbon Fiber 3 Yard- #1069-B 3k, 2x2 Twill Weave Carbon Fiber 5 Yard- #1069-C 3k, 2x2 Twill Weave Carbon Fiber #530 3k, Plain Weave Carbon Fiber
#660 6k, 5HS Weave Carbon Fiber
#1073 6k, 2x2 Twill Weave Carbon Fiber
Surface Coat- Fiberglass Part 1 Quart Kit- #1098-A Epoxy Surface Coat 2 Quart Kit- #1098-A Epoxy Surface Coat 1 Case (6 Quart Kits)- #1098-B Epoxy Surface Coat #1099 High Viscosity Surface Coat
Clear Top Coat- Carbon Fiber Part #1045-A Duratec® Sunshield Clear Top Coat #1045-A Duratec® Sunshield Clear Top Coat #1045-A Duratec® Sunshield Clear Top Coat

Supplies and Tools for Epoxy Parts

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Dispensing #824-A Resin Pump #824-A Resin Pump #824-A Resin Pump
Measuring SUpplies #1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
#1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
#1145-A Scale
#2277-A EZ Mix Cup
Mixing Supplies #588-A Quart Mixing Set #589-A Gallon Mixing Set #589-A Gallon Mixing Set See our Mixing Supplies Category to purchase individual items.
Scissors/Cutters #1733-A Detail Trimmers #536-A Featherweight Scissors #428 Resharpenable Scissors #1740-A Commercial Electric Cutter Kit
Cutting Aid #1713-A Dritz Fray Check #1735-A Perfect Line Tape #1735-A Perfect Line Tape
Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker
Mold Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax
Mold Release #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #1153 Fibrelease **Note: This Mold Release is not to be used with mold wax, it is a stand-alone product
Applicators #591-A Quart Mixing Set #592-A Gallon Mixing Set #592-A Gallon Mixing Set

Safety/PPE and Cleaning Supplies for Epoxy Parts

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator
Eye Protection #559-A Safety Glasses #559-A Safety Glasses #559-A Safety Glasses
Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #16-A Box of 100 Nitrile Gloves
#26-A Box of 100 Vinyl Gloves
Cleaning Solvent #9-A Acetone Quart #9-A Acetone Quart #9-A Acetone Quart
Cleaning Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes 2406-A Wypall Waterless Hand Wipes

Cutting, Sanding, and Polishing Supplies for Epoxy Parts

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Laminate Cutting Supplies #1902-A Perma-Grit 1-1/4 Cutting Wheel #1919-A Perma-Grit Rotary Attachment Kit #1919-A Perma-Grit Rotary Attachment Kit #1903-A or #1904-A Perma-Grit Jigsaw Blades
Edge Sanding/Finishing Tools #1905-A Perma-Grit Square Blocks 5.5" x 2" #1905-A Perma-Grit Square Blocks 5.5" x 2" #1906-A Perma-Grit Square Blocks 11' x 2" #1921-A Perma-Grit Coarse Hand Tool Set
Surface Sanding Supplies #968-A 3M Wetordry Sandpaper Variety Pack (5 total sheets) #968-A 3M Wetordry Sandpaper Variety Pack (25 total sheets) #968-A 3M Wetordry Sandpaper Variety Pack (50 total sheets)
Surface Polishing Compound #1102-A Step 1 and #1103-A Step 2 Mold Polish #1102-A Step 1 and #1103-A Step 2 Mold Polish #1102-A Step 1 and #1103-A Step 2 Mold Polish
Polishing Pad #1104-A Buffing Pad #1104-A Buffing Pad #1104-A Buffing Pad

Materials List for Polyester Molds

Primary Materials for Polyester Molds

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Resin 1 Quart- #77-F Polyester Molding Resin 1 Gallon- #77-A Polyester Molding Resin 2 Gallons- #77-A Polyester Molding Resin #90 Isopthalic Polyester Resin for Low Distortion Molds
Hardener 1 #69-A MEKP 2 #69-A MEKP 4 #69-A MEKP
Surfacing Fabric 1 Yard- #241 -F 2oz Fiberglass Fabric 1 Yard- #241 -F 2oz Fiberglass Fabric 3 Yards- #241 -F 2oz Fiberglass Fabric
Reinforcement Fabric 1 Yard- #250-A 1 -1/2 oz Chop Strand Mat 3 Yard- #250-B 1 -1/2 oz Chop Strand Mat 5 Yard- #250-C 1 -1/2 oz Chop Strand Mat #243 7-1/2 oz Fiberglass Fabric
#245 10 oz Fiberglass Fabric
Gel Coat 1 Quart- #188-A Orange Tooling Gel Coat 1 Gallon- #188-B Orange Tooling Gel Coat 2 Gallons- #188-V Orange Tooling Gel Coat #186 Black Tooling Gel Coat
Gel Coat Hardener 1 #69-A MEKP 2 #69-A MEKP 4 #69-A MEKP

Supplies and Tools for Polyester Molds

Small Mold Medium Mold Large Mold Alternative Selections
Dispensing #824-A Resin Pump
#877 -A MEKP Cap
#824-A Resin Pump
#877-A MEKP Cap
#824-A Resin Pump
#877-A MEKP Cap
#166-A MEKP Dispenser
Measuring Supplies #1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
#1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
#1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
#588-A Quart Mixing Set #589-A Gallon Mixing Set #589-A Gallon Mixing Set See our Mixing Supplies Category to purchase individual items.
Scissors/Cutters #1733-A Detail Trimmers #536-A Featherweight Scissors #428 Resharpenable Scissors #1740-A Commercial Electric Cutter Kit
Cutting Aid #1735-A Perfect Line Tape #1735-A Perfect Line Tape #1735-A Perfect Line Tape
Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker
Mold Parting Line Material #1120-A Chavant Le Beau Touche Clay #1120-A Chavant Le Beau Touche Clay #1120-A Chavant Le Beau Touche Clay #1121-A Chavant Le Beau Touche HM Clay
Mold Wax (For Plug) #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax
Mold Release (For Plug) #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #1153 Fibrelease **Note: This Mold release is not to be used with mold wax, it is a stand-alone product
Mold Wax (For Finished Mold) #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax
Mold Fasteners #785-A Fastening Clips
#792-A Fastening Clip Plier
#785-A Fastening Clips
#792-A Fastening Clip Plier
#785-A Fastening Clips
#792-A Fastening Clip Plier
#1153 Fibrelease **Note: This Mold release is not to be used with mold wax, it is a stand-alone product
Gel Coat Spray Gun #123-A 1/4 Pint Touch-Up Spray Gun #126-A 0.6 Liter Touch-up Spray Gun #120-A Gel Coat Cup Gun
Applicators #591-A Quart Mixing Set #592-A Gallon Mixing Set #592-A Gallon Mixing Set

Supplies and Tools for Polyester Molds

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator
Eye Protection #559-A Safety Glasses #559-A Safety Glasses #559-A Safety Glasses
Golves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #16-A Box of 100 Nitrile Gloves
#26-A Box of 100 Vinyl Gloves
Cleaning Solvent #9-A Acetone Quart #9-A Acetone Quart #9-A Acetone Quart
Cleaning Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes 2406-A Wypall Waterless Hand Wipes

Cutting, Sanding, and Polishing Supplies for Polyester Molds

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Laminate Cutting Supplies #1902-A Perma-Grit 1-1/4 Cutting Wheel #1919-A Perma-Grit Rotary Attachment Kit #1919-A Perma-Grit Rotary Attachment Kit #1903-A or #1904-A Perma-Grit Jigsaw Blades
Edge Sanding/Finishing Tools #1905-A Perma-Grit Square Blocks 5.5" x 2" #1905-A Perma-Grit Square Blocks 5.5" x 2" #1906-A Perma-Grit Square Blocks 11' x 2" #1921-A Perma-Grit Coarse Hand Tool Set
Surface Sanding Supplies #968-A 3M Wetordry Sandpaper Variety Pack (5 total sheets) #968-A 3M Wetordry Sandpaper Variety Pack (25 total sheets) #968-A 3M Wetordry Sandpaper Variety Pack (50 total sheets)
Surface Polishing Compound #1102-A Step 1 and #1103-A Step 2 Mold Polish #1102-A Step 1 and #1103-A Step 2 Mold Polish #1102-A Step 1 and #1103-A Step 2 Mold Polish
Polishing Pad #1104-A Buffing Pad #1104-A Buffing Pad #1104-A Buffing Pad

Also see our whitepaper "Mold Construction" for additional information about general part construction.

Materials List for Epoxy Molds

Primary materials for Epoxy Molds

Small Mold Medium Mold Large Mold Alternative Selection
Resin 1 Quart- #2000-A System 2000 Epoxy Resin 1 Quart- #2000-A System 2000 Epoxy Resin 1 Quart- #2000-A System 2000 Epoxy Resin #3300 System 3300 for High Temperature
Hardener 1/2 Pint- #2020-A 20 Minute Pot Life Hardener 1 Quart- #2020-B 10 Minute Pot Life Hardener 2 Quarts- #2060-B 60 Minute Pot Life Hardener #3330 180 Minute Hardener for System 3300
Surfacing Fabric 1 Yard- #241-F 2 oz Fiberglass Fabric 1 Yard- #241-F 2 oz Fiberglass Fabric 3 Yard- #241-A 2 oz Fiberglass Fabric #262 4 ounce Fiberglass Fabric
Surface Coat 1 Quart Kit- #1098-A Epoxy Surface Coat 2 Quart Kits- #1098-A Epoxy Surface Coat 1 Case (6 Quart Kits)- #1098-B Epoxy Surface Coat

Supplies and Tools for Epoxy Molds

Small Mold Medium Mold Large Mold Alternative Selections
Dispensing #824-A Resin Pump #824-A Resin Pump #824-A Resin Pump
Measuring Supplies #1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
#1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
#1145-A Scale
#2276-A EZ Mix Cup
Mixing Supplies #588-A Quart Mixing Set #588-A Quart Mixing Set #588-A Quart Mixing Set See our Mixing Supplies category to purchase individual items.
Scissors/Cutters #536-A Featherweight Scissors #536-A Featherweight Scissors #428 Resharpenable Scissors #1740-A Commercial Electric Cutter Kit
Cutting Aid #1735-A Perfect Line Tape #1735-A Perfect Line Tape #1735-A Perfect Line Tape
Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker #1925-A Silver Fabric Marker
Mold Parting Line Material #1120-A Chavant Le Beau Touche Clay #1120-A Chavant Le Beau Touche Clay #1120-A Chavant Le Beau Touche Clay #1121-A Chavant Le Beau Touche HM Clay
Mold Wax (For Plug) #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #1016-A Parting Wax #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax
Mold Release (for Plug) #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #13-A PVA Film #1153 Fibrelease **Note: This Mold release is not to be used with mold wax, it is a stand-alone product
Mold Wax (for finished mold) #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax #118-A Meguiar's Mold Polish & Wax
Mold Fasteners #785-A Fastening Clips
#792-A Fastening Clip Plier
#785-A Fastening Clips
#792-A Fastening Clip Plier
#785-A Fastening Clips
#792-A Fastening Clip Plier
#1153 Fibrelease **Note: This Mold release is not to be used with mold wax, it is a stand-alone product
Applicators #591-A Quart Mixing Set #592-A Gallon Mixing Set #592-A Gallon Mixing Set See our Fiberglass Rollers and Squeegees category to purchase individual items.

Safety/PPE and Cleaning Supplies for Epoxy Molds

Small Part Medium Part Large Part Alternative Selections
Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator #350-A Organic Vapor Respirator
Eye Protection #559-A Safety Glasses #559-A Safety Glasses #559-A Safety Glasses
Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #10-B Box of 100 Latex Gloves #16-A Box of 100 Nitrile Gloves
#26-A Box of 100 Vinyl Gloves
Cleaning Solvent #9-A Acetone Quart #9-A Acetone Quart #9-A Acetone Quart
Cleaning Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes #2405-A Wypall X80 Wipes 2406-A Wypall Waterless Hand Wipes

Cutting, Sanding, and Polishing Supplies for Epoxy Molds

Small Mold Medium Mold Large Mold Alternative Selections
Laminate Cutting Supplies #1902-A Perma-Grit 1-1/4 Cutting Wheel #1919-A Perma-Grit Rotary Attachment Kit #1919-A Perma-Grit Rotary Attachment Kit #1903-A or #1904-A Perma-Grit Jigsaw Blades
Edge Sanding/Finishing Tools #1905-A Perma-Grit Square Blocks 5.5" x 2" #1905-A Perma-Grit Square Blocks 5.5" x 2" #1906-A Perma-Grit Square Blocks 11' x 2" #1921-A Perma-Grit Coarse Hand Tool Set
Surface Sanding Supplies #968-A 3M Wetordry Sandpaper Variety Pack (5 total sheets) #968-A 3M Wetordry Sandpaper Variety Pack (25 total sheets) #968-A 3M Wetordry Sandpaper Variety Pack (50 total sheets)
Surface Polishing Compound #1102-A Step 1 and #1103-A Step 2 Mold Polish #1102-A Step 1 and #1103-A Step 2 Mold Polish #1102-A Step 1 and #1103-A Step 2 Mold Polish
Polishing Pad #1104-A Buffing Pad #1104-A Buffing Pad #1104-A Buffing Pad

Also reference our whitepaper "Mold Construction" for additional information about general part construction.

Summary

The use of composite materials continues to grow, and if you are going to embark on a project, you'll be well served to spend a bit of extra time planning your materials purchase before you're in the shop. By following these materials lists, you can be confident that you've got what you need for a successful project, whether you're making a part or a mold. Remember, this article is intended to provide a general guideline and checklist for composite fabrication. It is not a perfect material list for every size and type of project.





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