Ideally, resin should be mixed in batches of 2kg at a time with 2% (40ml) catalyst. At room temperature this will give a working time of 20 minutes before the resin starts to cure/harden.
Always keep fibreglass matting bone dry and away from sources of damp or moisture even in storage. If its just a few small patches you can sand, resin and topcoat. Or sand, apply another layer of CSM and resin, and then topcoat. Never work in the rain or when there is a chance of rain.
Additionally, how long does fiberglass take to dry? It should take no more than 2 hours to cure with a 10-12 drops per oz resin, at around 80 deg.
Also Know, is GRP top coat waterproof?
Topcoating. Topcoat, also known as flowcoat is the term used for gelcoat which has had wax solution added to allow it to be used as a finish like gelcoat where it is not possible to use a fiberglass mould. Topcoat is not a high finish paint but it does make a very waterproof hard wearing surface for fiberglass.
Can you walk on a Fibreglass roof?
Yes you can. Within a day of the surface being applied. Although roofs without an anti-slip coating are extremely slippery when wet.
Is GRP the same as Fibreglass?
GRP and Fibreglass Are the Same Thing GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic and is just another name for fibreglass. In fact, you might even hear the term “glass fibre” being used by some contractors.
How many layers of fiberglass do you need at a time?
Try 3-4 layers at a time, let it cure (shouldn’t be more than 2 hours), and re-apply.
Can you stand on a Fibreglass roof?
A. Yes, our fibreglass flat roof system is ideal for balconies. When installed you will be able to walk on it and we can supply it with a non-slip finish. But fibreglass comes out ahead, you can walk on it and it has very hard durable surface.
Is Fibreglass roof better than felt?
Fibreglass is a newer roofing system that lends itself best to flat roofing but is also suitable for pitched roofs in some applications. Fibreglass is much more durable than felt and stronger too. The downside to fibreglass roofing is its cost. It typically costs 10 times more than felt, depending on the brand used.
What is Fibreglass made of?
Fibreglass or glass fibre is a reinforced plastic material which is composed of a woven material that is embedded with glass fibres which are randomly laid across each other and held together with a binding substance. Fibreglass is combined with resin to form an extremely strong and durable composite.
What is a Fibreglass roof?
A GRP flat roof, or fiberglass roof as it’s also known, is one of the most popular flat roofing solutions in the UK. GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Polyester, a composite material formed by strengthening plastic with fine fibres made of glass.
How much does a Fibreglass flat roof cost?
Fibreglass roof cost per square metre – GRP fibreglass prices. A modern fibreglass GRP flat roof system with specialised roofing grade resins. I charge £90 per m2 if the boards underneath are in good condition, but the price does include over boarding with new OSB3 which is essential to adhere a new fibreglass roof to.
Can you Fibreglass over bitumen?
In short the answer is no, while GRP roofing is a versatile system you have to know its limitations and overcoating onto existing felt or bitumen is one of them. The felt or bitumen would inhibit the cure of the roofing resin and would leave you with a uncured mess which would require scraping off and starting again.
Do Fibreglass roofs crack?
Fibreglass roofs can last for 50 years. When a GRP roof does reach this age, it can lose its elasticity. The result is the roof becomes to looking wrinkled and cracked like the skin of an alligator. This is where the term alligatoring comes from.
What temperature does fiberglass need to cure?
Our Top Tips for Fibreglass Work in Winter Do not start fibreglassing if the temperature is below 5°C as it will not cure.
Can you recoat a Fibreglass roof?
If you prepare and coat an entire fibreglass roof correctly then you won’t need to revisit it for many years, but degradation happens and whether you are looking to fix your entire GRP roof, or just a section, rest assured you certainly can repair a fibreglass roof and it will be fully watertight in no time.
How do you fill pinholes in fiberglass?
88GT is right, get some liquid type polyester putty and spread a thin coat over the surface then sand it off. If you make it a very thin coat by pressing on your spreader it will still fill the pin holes and block sand easily. THEN apply 2K primer, guide coat and block sand the surface before painting.