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  • Acetone :  A cleaning solvent for polyester based resins and gelcoats, for cleaning out brushes, resin rollers, laminate rollers, resin spills, chopper guns, resin guns and alike, use also for cleaning contaminated clothing and hands from resin and jobs.

 

  •  Air brush :  A very small spray gun used in delicate work such as signage, murals on cars, spray painting of models and alike.

 

  •  Air gun :  Used with a air compressor to blow away dirt, dust, and foreign material from your job, clothing, tools and work area.
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  •  Air duster :  Another term for a air gun, although you can get a air duster in the form of a socket unlike a air gun style, they also have different length bodies.
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  •  Air tool :  These are tools which are driven by compressed air instead of electricity example of these are air sanders, air drills, air impact wrench, air grinder and so forth.
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  •  Airex foam :  This is a closed cell structural foam with several different grades used in the marine industries as a light weight core material for hulls, decks, bulkheads, cabins to applications in many different industries, has minimum to no water absorption. 

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  •  Araldite :  Araldite is a 2 part epoxy adhesive simular in consistency to condensed milk with part A honey colour and part B whitish in appearance, mix ratio is 1:1, clean up with acetone or epoxy thinner. Comes in small tubes to large tins, dries clear and with different grades from super strength, fast setting to ultra clear. Araldite is a registered trademark of Selleys.
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  •  Bond :  Bond can mean many different things, but generally speaking it means to bond or stick one surface to the other, as you can bond a piece of timber to a fiberglass panel or “that is a good bond that you have done” or “you need to prepare that surface to obtain a good bond”, the laminates bond together through a chemical bond…..
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  •  Bonding :  Bonding is basically the same as bond with the exception of the term used, as like “we will be bonding this panel to this structure” or “we be using this ProBond as a bonding agent to hold the bearers in place before we glass them in”, eg. bonding together.
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  •  Bog :  Bog is a common term used in the trades as a filler, the term is used for car fillers, builders bog, and just bog in the fiberglass trade. Bog used in this trade is usually made up of resin and commercial grade talcum powder mixed together to form a thick paste, for added strength, finely cut glass fibre or Carbon Fibre can be added for superior strength e.g Probond.
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  •  Bow :  The bow is the front part of a boat, the pointy end, the opposite end from the stern or transom.
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  •  Bulkhead :  A bulkhead is classified as a barrier (wall) between compartments often talked about with boats, but are also used in submarines, aircraft and vehicles. In a boat or ship they can be watertight or part open, they can also have doors that are water tight when closed as if the ship gets holed so the water only stays in that compartment or area, the Titanic may have stayed afloat if the bulkheads were waterproof to under the bottom decks. Bulkheads in a vessel add strength to its outter shell as to hold back external compression, stresses, dividing the vessel into different sections e.g a submarine.
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  •  Bait board :  A bait board is a piece of flat ply, plastic or sometimes metal with a plastic insert that bait is cut up on, commonly used on boats by fisherman/fisherwomen.
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  •  Balsa Core :  Balsa core is made from end grain Balsa wood in different densities and has a fine honeycomb structure. Used as a core material for boat hulls, decks ect. and also as a core material in aircraft.
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  •  Bung :  A bung can be classified as a stopper, can be of round cork to jam in a hole to stop leakage, plastic bungs or “drain bungs” as they can be called are usually found on the transom of dingies to runabouts and are used to drain water from the floor well or from under the floor area eg. keel section, ice boxes ect.
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  •  Barrier Cream :  Barrier cream helps to protect the skin from industrial elements like adhesives, oils, paints, dusts and alike. The silicone free ones are the ones to use in the painting trades like auto, boat refinishers and alike.
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  •  Bearers :  Bearers are commonly found in the interior of fiberglass boat hulls glassed onto the
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  •  Catalyst :  Catalyst is a term used for the hardener for resins. Back to top. * Core Mat : This is a
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  •  Carbon Fibre :  This is a specialized product
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  •  Casting resin :  This resin is a two part polyester resin and it is perfectly clear, for the use of casting insects, spiders
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  •  Carvel hull :  A carvel hull has a tradition of being built in timber and has been used for centuries by many boat builders, this hull form has no chine like a mono or multi-chine boat with the sides rolling into the bottom to form a large round corner
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  •  Chopper gun :  Chopper guns are designed to be used where a fast turn around in manufacture is required, the gun has the ability to apply large amounts of glass, resin and catalyst in a short period of time compared to a hand layup.

 

The chopper gun has a feeder and cutter attached to the top which uses fiberglass rope and can be adjusted to cut the rope fibre to a specific length according to the layup required.

A hand layup boat is generally stronger compared to one used by a chopper gun as there can be inconsistency in the laminate thickness depending on the knowlege of the operator.
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  • CSM :  CSM is the common short meaning of Chopped Strand Mat, a fibreglass mat that is made up of cut strands of glass fibre that is randomly interwoven at different angles to make a uniform matting which is impregnated with binders and emulsifier to aid in its handling and wetting out abilities with resin, this is the most common mat used in fiberglass repair and construction.
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  •  Coin Laminating roller :  These laminting rollers
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  •  Chine :  The chine is where the bottom of the boat meets the outter side of the boat forming a sharp corner that runs the boats lenght from bow to stern. This configuration lends it self to mono hulls.
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  •  Cross bollard :  A cross bolllard is a metal cross that is used for tying up the anchor line on small craft, made from polished stainless steel, chrome plated brass or cast alloys. Can be in the form of racked, straight or slotted and is bolted to the front deck facing the bow/bow roller.
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  •  Canoe stern :  This type of stern is shaped like a canoes bow hense the name, boats that have been built like this
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  •  Delaminate :  This usually occurs when a fiberglass panel suffers damage servere enough to cause the layers to separate from each other from the opposite side of the impact point as those layers have to stretch beyond the capabilities to withhold bond. Delamination can also occur with poor preparation to the bond site of a repair or “several layers of glass delaminated from a section due to
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  •  Disposable Overalls :  Used when doing grinding of fiberglass in confined or open areas where fiberglass dust can cause irritation to the skin, always use correct PPE for the job.
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  •  Disposable Gloves :  Used when when we are fiberglassing or doing any sort of work around resins as to keep hands cleaner with no or little need to use acetone.
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  •  Divilette :  Divilette comes in a couple of different grades and is made for bedding the ends of cores that are used in high stressed areas, is polyester based, so make sure you are using proper PPE and always read the instructions or data sheet before use. Shelf life up to 90 days.
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  •  Dynel Cloth :  Dynel cloth is best used with epoxy resin systems and is commonly used to water proof seam joints and along the chine line in plywood boats and the bottom of wooded planked hulls, this is used to keep the joints waterproof and timbers from absorbing moisture.
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  •  Epoxy resin :  Epoxy resins are best suited where minimum water absorption is required
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  • Epoxy primer :  Epoxy primer comes in single and two part kits, the two part system is designed for higher adhesion, harder wearing and has minimum water absorption. Epoxy primer is most suited for nearly all substrates and is specially suited for new/old fiberglass hulls for protection against osmosis prior to submersion in water.

 

Most epoxy primers need overcoating with a topcoat to protect from UV degrading. Has many different manufacturers, grades and hardeners for different applications and can be tinted to close match the top finish coat.
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  •  Exothermic :  Exothermic starts to happen before the catyalized resin starts to go into the next stage called “to gel”. Exothermic heat is made after the catyalst and resin is mixed, the time varies depending on the percentage of catyalst used and conditions is heat given off when you get a build up of resin in the top of your resin brush (especially if it is a thick bristle), long haired resin rollers, or your resin container that has resin still in
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  •  Fibreglass Roller Cover :  These covers are used on a standard paint roller frame
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  •  Flowcoat :  Flowcoat is a polyester based resin which is simular to gelcoat only thinner in consistancy and has wax added, flowcoat can be coloured to suit your needs and is used as a final coating to fiberglass which has usually been left in its “natural” or “rough” state.
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  •  Gunnel :  The gunnel is found on most if not all boats from small to large
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  •  Gun wash :  Gunwash as the name suggests is for washing out spray guns and equipment after spray painting, it is a mixture of recycled thinners and is also good for washing out epoxy primers.
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          •  Keggcell :  Keggcell is another type of core
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          •  Keel :  The keel is the backbone of a ship or boat, it is what joins the two sides together under the water.
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          •  Knead-IT-Aqua :  This here is a fantastic product
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          •  Laminating resin :  The term Laminating resin comes from
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          •  Masking tape :  Masking tape is used for many different purposes, its main use is in the painting industries where it’s used to hold down paper to protect areas from over spray,
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          •  MEKP :  This is the name for Catalyst or hardener that is used in the hardening of polyester resins, flow coats and gelcoats.
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          •  MEK :  This product is totally different from the above
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          • Micro Balloons :  This product when mixed with resins form a
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          • Mold Release Wax :  Mold release wax or releaseagent? is used for
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              • Probond :  There are many different products that take the name of Probond from latex emulsion, filter cartridges Probond is a polyester based, 2 part adhesive and/or filler that uses MEKP as its catalyist and has 2 grades and comes in different size tins, its high strength makes it ideal for bonding such things as decks to boat hulls, stringers/bearer placements, pipes, wood to fiberglass and many other different applications. Probond
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              • Paddel Laminate Roller :  This roller is a metal roller usually in alloy, different lengths and diameters of the barrel
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              • Protec :  This is a trade name for a huge selection of Industrial, Marine and Automotive paints and finishes
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              • Prepsol :  Prepsol is a cleaning fluid that has many applications, it is used for preparation work prior to spray painting primers to topcoats, used for taking off old decal adheisives, residue from masking tapes, waxes, obtain from automotive paint suppliers.
                Another common term for it is Wax and Grease Remover.
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              • Plascore :  This is a polypropylene core, honeycomb in structure with facings either side, it is light weight, easy to cut, used in preference where traditional materials are used for cores, such as plywoods, balsa and even foam. Plascore
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              • PPE :  PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment which can include ear muffs, overalls, face masks, gloves, boots, goggles, safety glasses and hard hats. Check out Safety for PPE for fiberglass repair. Return to Divilette.
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              • Pigment Paste :  Pigment paste is used to colour our resins, flowcoats and gelcoats, it is what gives finished molded fiberglass products the colour.
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              • PVA mold release :  PVA is a liquid, water soluble mold release agent, is coloured to show where it has been applied and also comes in clear. PVA is often used after the mold has been waxed and polished to help stop the styrene (in the resin) from attacking the wax layers. It resembles “Glad Wrap” when the item is removed from the mold, but lots thinner in thickness.
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              • Q-Cells :  This is a simular product to micro balloons and is used in the same manner,
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              • Ring Groved Laminate Roller :  This roller is Back to top. S * Scupper : The scuppers are usually found on boats over 30′ (?) and on large ships, they are
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              • Shearline :  The shearline is the Back to top. * Styro foam : This foam is commonly used as floatation under the seats of aluminium dingy’s, boeys and iceboxes
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              • Spatular :  Sometimes known as puddy knifes or paint scrapers
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              • Stern :  This is another name for the Transom and is used in connectiion to the back of the boat of larger craft.
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              • Star craizing:  This is where the Gel coat has gone beyound the flexing of the fiberglass laminate
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              • Transom :  This is another name for Stern which is the back of a boat, usually refered to a smaller boat or dingy
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              • Talc Powder :  This talcum powder is used for mixing into resins like polyester to form a bog or filler, this is a industrial talc powder as there is no perfumes or oils to cause problems when being mixed with resins.Back to bog.
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              • Urethane Foam :  Urethane foam comes in different grades from ice box foam to using as bearers for boat hulls as a structural foam
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              • Un-waxed resin :  This resin is called Isophthalic resin and is a polyester resin, Iso as it is generally refered to is sold as un-waxed and is a better class of resin than the common Ortho (Orthophthalic) resin which is used for general work. As with all resins it is sold from 250gram tin to 225 Kg drums.
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              • Vacuum bagging :  This is a system where fibreglass item/s large or small are placed in a bagging process where the air is taken out by a vacuum pump allowing the atmosphere to hold down the resin laminates till they cure. Done correctly this method eliminates any air trapped against the mold and throughout the laminate. Resins are more evenly di we also get a higher strength to weight ratio and cost effectiveness. can be used for many different applications in the fiberglass trade, a plastic
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              • Vinylester Resin :  This is one of several specialized resins, Vinylester is usually used in the building of fuel tanks Back to top. W * Woven Rovings : This is not to be confused with Dynel Cloth
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              • Waxed Resin :  Waxed resin is a polyester resin and is commonly called Ortho (Orthophthalic) resin
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              • Wet n Dry sandpaper :  Wet n dry sandpaper as the name suggests can be either used wet or dry depending on your application or requirements
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