Q:

How do you mix fiberglass resin?

A:

Quick Answer

To mix fiberglass resin, mix 16 ounces of polyester resin with 1/8 ounce of methyl ethyl ketone in a clean disposable container. Color paste and wax powder additions provide color or polished finish.

 Know More

Full Answer

In order to mix fiberglass resin, follow these steps:

  1. Preparing
  2. Begin by having polyester resin, methyl ethyl ketone, a disposable container and stirring stick. Protect hands, eyes and preparation surface.
  3. Mixing
  4. Fiberglass resin is best mixed in small batches. Pour resin in first, add methyl ethyl ketone and mix well with a stirring stick until it is the consistency of toothpaste.
  5. Finishing
  6. Add wax powder to provide resin with a polished finish or color resin with color paste. Resin hardens within 20 minutes.
Learn more about Building Materials

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a fiberglass roofing shingle?

    A:

    A fiberglass roofing shingle is a type of asphalt shingle made from fiberglass mats, and it is considered to be of a higher quality and durability than standard asphalt roofing materials. Fiberglass roofing shingles are also more affordable than other types of asphalt shingles.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you mix grout?

    A:

    To mix grout, pour approximately three-fourths of the amount of water recommended in the manufacturer's directions into a bucket, and add the grout powder. Stir with a trowel, gradually adding water as you stir until the mixture is the consistency of toothpaste or creamy peanut butter.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a floor screed mix?

    A:

    A floor screed mix is a mixture of sand and cement used as base or subflooring in buildings. The mixture consists of three to five parts sand per one part cement.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you mix plaster and joint compound?

    A:

    Make a plaster coating that sticks to almost anything by combining equal parts of plaster of Paris and joint compound, and slowly stirring in enough water to give it a spreading consistency. This process requires a large container and a 4-inch plaster knife for stirring.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore