Does resin brand matter?

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Tenkos

New Member
Hey, I live in the UK and I know that most people use and recommend the David's fastglass resin. I was using it as well, but I found that some resins are much better deal. I want to ask if anyone has used and recommends the Lloyd's resin or some other brands? I found website online that for the price of david's fastglass offer over twice the amount of Lloyd's resin, but I do not know whether it is going to be just as good, or whether it is even the same product.
 

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cavx

Master Member
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Price aside, is the cheaper resin going to do what you want it to do? You do get what you pay for.

For example, if I buy a good water clear polyurethane, I am looking at about $70/KG. I can buy a KG of cheaper clear polyester casting resin for about half the price, but I won't get the same water clear results.

Sometimes, however, you will find the same stuff under a different brand name for less.
 

baronvondoom

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I find the David's stuff expensive.
I use the website posted above. The lloyds stuff is good resin.
I don't buy polyurethane resin from them though as it seems to leak oil after its cured.
 

Pro Mod

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David's is expensive because it's aimed at the DIY'er who generally only wants to buy in small quantities.
For a general purpose laminating resin my local fibreglass supply company wants:
£7:00 for 1 kg
£18:00 for 5 kg
£51:00 for 20kg - all plus 20% VAT
It’s a good quality product and I've used a lot of it on commercial projects - but you wouldn’t build / repair a yacht with it because it doesn’t have the certification!
My advice would be to stick with David's if you only buy a bit now and then, but if you’re using a reasonable quantity speak to a local supplier.
 

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