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Glass tape

Postby rpellicer » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:29 pm

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Re: Glass tape

Postby arvin555 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:48 am

Nice find, looks correct for our purpose! Though might be a bit too thick, we won't know until we visit or buy samples from him.

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Re: Glass tape

Postby rpellicer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:32 am

1/16 x 2" x 30m - P800/roll

Does anyone know the thickness of wcl?
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Re: Glass tape

Postby pinoypiper » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:50 pm

woven cloth is measured by the weight of a 1 square meter piece, wcl200 translates to 200 grams of a 1 x 1 meter piece. maybe you can ask them what is the weight of the fg cloth used for the tape.
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Re: Glass tape

Postby rpellicer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:05 pm

I did. They only sent thickness. Looking online, have seen +/- 200gsm at anywhere from .01-.02", depending on weave. 1/16th comes out to .06". Might see if sample is available.
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Re: Glass tape

Postby boatmik » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:00 pm

Howdy,

Looks like it will be very thick. Purpose is for insulation. I've seen that type of glass tape and it is very thick indeed.

In the USA and Oz the glass tape is usually 150gsm or less frequently 200gsm. That translates to 4oz or 6oz.

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Re: Glass tape

Postby Biel » Sun May 11, 2014 7:45 pm

To give some perspective here, when I laminated 10 layers of 200 GSM of fiberglass cloth from Polymer Products 30 months ago while making my deck hatches, the thickness I achieved was 5 millimeters in thickness, using their epoxy resin too.

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Re: Glass tape

Postby Rob » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:58 pm

When I was looking for fiberglass in Davao it was all far too heavy but I was shown a roll of fiberglass insect screen that was light flexible and beyond my strength to tear or stretch.It would cut into tapes if required and I have determined to try it on my next small project using perhaps a double layer on the hull.
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Re: Glass tape

Postby pinoypiper » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:10 am

Polymer Products where we get our fiberglass cloth from doesn't have a branch in Davao, the closest one to you is in CDO. What we usually do is just buy 200gsm cloth and cut that into tape with scissors or a box cutter.
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Re: Glass tape

Postby boatguy52 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:21 pm

Just saw this thread now... Regarding "glass tape", if you are having to cut tapes from WCL (glass cloth) with a scissors or stanley knife (box cutter), do try to cut the tapes diagonally to the weave of the cloth. This way, ALL the yarn strands are orientated on the bias, or DIAGONALLY in relationship to the linear dimension of your tapes. In other words, all the strands will cross the taped joint at 45deg angles. This is much stronger than (if cut parallel to the X-Y of the weave) having only half the strands crossing and the other half running parallel to the tape. Another not insignificant advantage of bias-cut tapes is that they lay down much more easily and tend to follow contours much more readily. :)
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Re: Glass tape

Postby rpellicer » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:50 pm

Mik also recommended a pizza cutter-like tool, cuts clean and easily daw...
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Re: Glass tape

Postby boatmik » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:00 am

This is the rotary cutter. It is sharp like a stanley knife. But it doesn't disturb the cloth as it cuts quite so much.

It is probably best to buy a decent one.

I bought one I saw in a Japan Shop for 88 peso. It got me through building the sailing canoe. Or buy a bunch of cheap blades as well.

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Re: Glass tape

Postby Mrmarino » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:15 pm

Hello

Anybody ever come across this tape. Found this on Lazada website. Not sure of weight. I was wondering if it would be good for Seam taping.
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