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Old 07-12-2017, 10:39 AM
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check West Marine. I bought it at the local store, no hazard shipping fees.
He's in Birmingham. The closest West Marine is in Mobile. A quick check of the West Systems site shows the nearest distributer in Huntsville. So easier to just go mail-order.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:58 AM
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Just an FYI, I found the best deal on west epoxy and hardener with pumps on Ebay with free shipping.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:35 PM
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My closest West Marine charges more than MSRP for West System products. YMMV, but for me, mail order is the way to go. Check out boat suppliers like Jamestown Distributors.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:44 PM
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Bill, I assume you've read the "Bible" for RV-ers on how to fabricate with fiberglass.

Here's the thread.

"Moses" (the author of the original post in that thread) is none other than Dan Horton, who lives in nearby Wetumpka.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:45 PM
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....matter if he uses West fillers? No, it doesn't. Buy ordinary microbubbles (white glass, not red phenolic), flox (chopped cotton fiber), and cabosil (fumed silica).

If you're really new at glass work, buy this kit, read the book three times, then do the practice exercises:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...racticekit.php

May seem pricey, but you'll save that much in wasted materials over time.

Use the West pumps to dispense epoxy and hardener into mixing cups, but actually ratio by weight with a gram scale.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:51 PM
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Ah, Horton hears a "WHO!"

Glad you spoke up, Dan.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:54 PM
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I just ordered that composite training kit from Aircraft Spruce.

Thanks for all the help! Reading the "Bible" now.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:25 PM
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BMG in foley has great prices in epoxys and products like micro balloons, fillers sandpaper etc..

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