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koolauto 
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Posted: November 24, 2006 at 12:34 AM / IP Logged  
im just starting to buy materals  for a project , my first with fiberglass,just a simple box . my problem  is all the people in my small town know less then me(atleast i admit it)fiberglass  $45.00    gallon?is that ok?and my real problem with fleece, is that  can i buy it at a regular fabric shop or?  is fleece  -fleece? thanks all its might be easy for you but id a clear answer from someone that knows, thanks mike
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Fleece is fleece for me unless your going after somthing out of the ordinary, but in your case fleece is fleece
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45 bucks a gallon is pretty high.  It is usually around 30 or less.  Try menards or walmart.  I have seen quarts at menards for 7 bucks.  Walmart you can get them to pricematch just by making doodie up.  Bring a gallon through their line and say I saw this exact product for 25 dollars at (fill in the blank) and they will usually just change the price no questions asked.
fiberglass reminds me of peanut brittle... but fiberglass tastes better!
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Yup... pretty much fleece is fleece...

Get sweater fleece if you come across it (fabric stores) it's a bit lighter so it doesn't need as much resin to make a strong base with minimal distortion (just re-enforce the back side of it for maximum strength). The people at the shop I work at find it best to work with especially for beginners.

Good Luck! Post pictures of the work ^-^

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fleece is fleece, but in a pinch I'll use some panty hose from the dollar store
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for smaller projects i have used a tee shirt. If the area is load bearing you might want to double up or reinforce with matting. And yes..fleece is fleece..I get mine in the scrape pyle from "the rag shop" which is a small chain in florida..basically an arts and crafts store that sells fabrics too.

I have never tried using pantyhose..does it actually hold enough resin to be any strong?

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Spandex works great because it stretches every way you need it too. Other wisw sweatshirt material works fine.
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Agreed, in Australia I went to a fabric chain (Spotlight) and asked for fleece...  they had no idea what i was talking about. After I explained what I was doing the pointed me in the spandex type material direction...  It worked an absolute treat for me and held resin very well... very cheap too at about $8aud per sq meter.
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fleece is just like a blanket, i am surprised it would be hard to find. But if I can find spandex (not very popular since the 1980;s) lol, I would be glad to try it.

I used to use grill cloth as well but a tee shirt works fine for small jobs like pods etc. But for a large job it is easier to find fleece or grill cloth in large pieces.

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fleece is just like a blanket, i am surprised it would be hard to find. But if I can find spandex (not very popular since the 1980;s) lol, I would be glad to try it.

I used to use grill cloth as well but a tee shirt works fine for small jobs like pods etc. But for a large job it is easier to find fleece or grill cloth in large pieces.

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