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  #1 cjp1063

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:39 PM

Can the polyester cloth be used like fiberglass cloth to patch a crack in a fiberglass boat with epoxy resin?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:16 PM

What specifically is the polyester cloth? In short, probably, but it depends on the sizing used on the fabric and only the specific brand and model fabric will reveal this.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:28 PM

The 8 oz polyester cloth sold by Jeff... and thanks for answering.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:42 AM

Considering what a small piece of fiberglass cloth costs and that I don't think you can really find out if Jeff's cloth is compatible, I would not try. I suppose you could try saturating a piece of Jeff's cloth with epoxy then let it cure and see what happens, but I would at least experiment before doing the repair.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:19 AM

okay thanks for the info.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:19 PM

Polyester fabrics do stick to epoxy and Xynole cloth used as an abrasion resistant sheathing is polyester. Again, it depends on how the fabric was sized (not a dimensional thing). My understanding is most are either compatible with epoxy or it'll remain in suspension, which is also okay too.