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Motograter
02-07-2011, 09:20 AM
Hey where could I find some spray-on or even brush on prop hardener? I have an idea using a cheap 6 foot grim reaper prop and I'd like to turn it into something better making it look like a cement statue for our graveyard scene this year.

Allen H
02-07-2011, 10:44 AM
Fiberglass, its stinky but it will last.

freak 'n' stein
02-07-2011, 11:07 AM
Fiberglass, its stinky but it will last.

Hey Allen, what sources might you have on fiberglass? Where to buy it, How to work with it, etc?

scarygoat
02-07-2011, 05:34 PM
You can buy fiberglass at most hardware or auto part stores, I have even seen some at walmart. It is a 2 part mix, the resin and hardener. I will be picking some up this week for another project so it will be my first time using it as well.

Allen H
02-07-2011, 07:27 PM
O shawn-
I have gotten it from several places

http://www.fiberglasssite.com/servlet/StoreFront

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SiteSearchView?PopularCat=No&Ne=2000000&beginIndex=0&langId=-1&storeId=11151&page=CategoryDisplayLevel1&N=377+710+2010296&Ns=Most Popular|0&catalogId=10001&omniTag=Category%3aResins+%26amp%3b+Fiberglass&viewTaskName=SiteSearchView

and of course the places that goat mentioned when i was in a pinch. I try to keep a few gallons of polyester resin on hand at all times, its darn useful stuff. get yourself some nitrile gloves and a respirator and start playing with it.
You can also use the cloth with expoxy resins, it is a strong weather resistant material.
Allen H

Motograter
02-07-2011, 09:35 PM
Thanks guys