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Lots of them thar faces in Them! (1954).


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37 minutes ago, slaytonf said:

Isn't fibreglass a resin impregnated fabric?  Can't you resin-impregnate polyester? 

 

32 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

That could be what it was.   But I'm not sure fiberglass could be considered a fabric, although you can make fabric out of it.....

From Wikipedia:

Fiberglass (American English), or fibreglass (Commonwealth English) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber. The fibers may be randomly arranged, flattened into a sheet (called a chopped strand mat), or woven into a fabric. 

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A suitable resin for combining the fiberglass with a plastic to produce a composite material was developed in 1936 by du Pont.

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On 11/5/2020 at 3:44 PM, ElCid said:

The video refers to "polyester," but we call it fiberglass here.

As someone who has dealt with fiberglass, this is just my personal take on it:

"Fiberglass" for a car, boat, chair surface, etc is polyester fabric laid down conforming to the surface (fiber) then epoxy resin is brushed or poured over to seal & turn rock hard (glass) 

I've seen fiberglass in fine fabric grade polyester and thick weave Kevlar-like polyester depending on the time period & application. Apparently there are several different grades & levels of polyesters & resins, some free-standing (like a chair) and some covering a wood or sheet metal base.

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On 11/7/2020 at 1:10 PM, sewhite2000 said:

 

From Wikipedia:

Fiberglass (American English), or fibreglass (Commonwealth English) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber. The fibers may be randomly arranged, flattened into a sheet (called a chopped strand mat), or woven into a fabric. 

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A suitable resin for combining the fiberglass with a plastic to produce a composite material was developed in 1936 by du Pont.

resin and fiberglass are 2 of the main components of surfboards.

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