Polyester Resin Kits - contain high 'tradesmen' quality resin from either Australian or imported suppliers. Polyester resins are the most commonly used matrix in the marine and composite industry. These resins are styrene-based, and so threrefor flammable and catalyzed when combined with Methol Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (MEKP) - available in our store.
When working with these resins in large projects it is advised to use goggles, gloves and a chemical respirator to protect yourself from the fumes. These resins can be used with any type of fibreglass, carbon fibre or kevlar, as well as used over urethane foams and other sandwich core materials. These resins tend to be fairly rigid when cured and also more brittle than epoxy resins.
Directions for use: Mix resin and hardener in the ratio shown on the label and apply to saturate Fibreglass Cloth, Chopped Strand Mat or other materials.
Coverage: It takes about 250 grams of resin to saturate a meter square of Fibreglass Cloth (200gram weight) or about 1 kilogram of resin to saturate 1 square meter of Chopped Strand Mat (450 gram weight).
Polyester Resin has a blue or pink colour initially that disappears when MEKP hardener is added and cures to form a slightly honey colour.
Please note: Polyester Resin is LSE (Low Styrene Emission). LSE resin can be used as either waxed or unwaxed Polyester Resin. If you specifically require unwaxed resin? Then please let us know in the comments section of the order / checkout.
Shelf life on Polyester resin: approx. 6 months - store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place below 25ºC
Approx. amount of Catalyst needed for resin Qty's (at 2%)
250 ml resin - 5 ml MEKP
500 ml resin - 10 ml MEKP
1 Lt resin - 20 ml MEKP
2 Lt resin - 40 ml MEKP
4 Lt resin - 80 ml MEKP
5 Lt resin - 100 ml MEKP
10 Lt resin - 200 ml MEKP
20 Lt resin - 400 ml MEKP
25 Lt resin - 500 ml MEKP
200 Lt resin - 4 Lt MEKP
Always wear gloves and dust masks and avoid breathing vapours of resin or dust residue.
Clean all brushes, rollers and fibreglass tools with Acetone.
MEKP, Flowcoat, Chopped Strand Mat, Acetone, Tools and safety equipment are available in our store.
500gm Polyester Resin
As this is a Dangerous Goods item, then a freight surcharge may apply? But it is all dependent on your location (This surcharge is applied by the freight companies and we unfortunately have no control over their charges).
Please email us to see if this freight surcharge applies to your area - please let us know your suburb, postcode and which items you are aboutto purchase and we can then contact the freight company and ask them as to what surcharge is applicable, and then finally email you with the total.