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    where can i get fiberglass in bulk?

    im looking for a good website online i can trust where i can buy alot of fiberglass in bulk....?

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    well, you can't really buy "fiberglass"... the term "fiberglass" refers to a finished product (made from resin embedded with glass fibers).

    I assume you're looking to buy the necessary supplies used to make a fiberglass item (or items). there are places to buy it online but it will cost you alot of money to have it shipped. fiberglass cloth or mat is cheap to ship, but polyester/epoxy resins, catalysts and cleaners are all hazardous materials which will carry an additional shipping fee/surcharge ($20-$60 [or more] per package, depending on the shipping service/carrier).

    how much do you need? you may be better off just going to HomeDepot, Lowes, boat stores, etc. you may pay a little more for the product itself, but you'll save alot in shipping charges (if they have enough in stock, ask them if you can place a special/bulk order).

    good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FusionFanatic View Post
    how much do you need? you may be better off just going to HomeDepot, Lowes, boat stores, etc. you may pay a little more for the product itself, but you'll save alot in shipping charges (if they have enough in stock, ask them if you can place a special/bulk order).
    Believe me, I'm not trying to be a d!ck here, but that's kinda bad advice... I would NEVER encourage anyone to go to Home Depot/Lowes/Menards to pick up F/G supplies, unless they're in a bind. They sell absolute crap at expensive prices.

    I can buy a gallon of high-quality resin from www.USComposites.com (B440) and have it shipped to my door for less than I can buy the crap at HD/L/M. There are other online click-and-mortar companies like USC that have far superior products at low prices. If you've messed around with F/G before, and have used both products, you KNOW the difference. 2 maybe 3 days wait is well worth it! You can usually get all your rollers and mat/cloth from the online store cheaper as well. (and once again, better quality) I use USC, because of the quality of product, and their outstanding customer service.

    If you think you must buy from a store "in town", then look in the phone book for a marine/marina... They will be able to direct you somewhere that would have better quality than HD/L/M... Or at least visit your local auto-body supply store.
    Play with it, 'til it's broke.

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    k thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekl0wn View Post
    Believe me, I'm not trying to be a d!ck here, but that's kinda bad advice...
    what advice? I didn't tell him where to go, I simply warned about the extra cost of shipping dangerous goods like Resins, Acetone, etc if you buy from an online retailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by thekl0wn View Post
    I would NEVER encourage anyone to go to Home Depot/Lowes/Menards to pick up F/G supplies, unless they're in a bind. They sell absolute crap at expensive prices
    I was NOT encouraging him to do anything. I suggested home depot, lowes, boat stores, etc as possible options to avoid the high shipping costs.

    I don't disagree that there are higher quality products out there, but for carPC / dash mod uses the "crap" they sell at home improvement stores works just fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by thekl0wn View Post
    I can buy a gallon of high-quality resin from www.USComposites.com (B440) and have it shipped to my door for less than I can buy the crap at HD/L/M.
    you can generally order small amounts without having to pay extra dangerous goods (hazmat) fees, but with larger quantity orders the costs/fees can really add up. I'm not saying this will apply to him, just giving some general information to consider.


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    Unless the local store makes their products on site (unlikely), you are still paying for shipping. They also pass along costs for operating the store.

    Hazmats, no matter the quantity, are always more.

    I know absolutely nothing about fiberglass resin; but I assumed stuff like acetone was a standard, regardless of brand???

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