This Natural Bamboo Glassing Fabric is the absolute best material for
environmentally friendly glassing. It is specially knitted so it will stretch in
multiple directions allowing it to lap around rails very easily and creates a
spring-like tension in the outer skin of a surfboard. The fabric is supplied 60"
With the stretch glassing process, you can cut this 60" wide fabric to three widths
according to your designs dimensions, yielding plenty of fabric for 1 bottom
lamination and two top laminations. The instructional DVD shows all the details.
Bamboo Kit For
Boards up to 7'
Bamboo Kit For
Boards up to 11'
EACH KIT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:
- 3 qt. (1.5 gallons in bigger kits) Resin Research Epoxy
- 2 oz. Additive F
- Bamboo Fiberglass for 1 layer bottom / 2 deck
- Bio-plastic Leash Plug
- Double Sided Glassing Tape
- Lamination Roller
- Two Sheets Ink Jet Custom Logo Paper
- Ten pair Latex Gloves
- Two Resin Mixing Buckets
- Two Resin Pumps
- Ten 2.5" Chip Brushes
- One 1/2" Masking Tape
- Bamboo Mixing Stick
- One sheet 60 Grit Sandpaper
- Two Sheets 80 Grit Sandpaper
- One Sheet 120 Grit Sandpaper
- One Sheet 150 Grit Sandpaper
- Two Sheets 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Simple Glassing Rack Dimensioned Plans
- Bamboo Glassing Instructional Video
Everything you need to do a nice, eco friendly glass job! Since
glassing with bamboo is different than conventional glassing a
DVD is included that explains the whole process step by step.
We used this kit to glass our Mini Simmons that won "Best of
Show" for sustainable boards at the Boardroom International
Surfboard Show in Del Mar, CA.
Natural Bamboo Fiberglass
Just as bamboo is a brilliant choice for surfboard stringers due to it's strength and
eco-friendliness, bamboo fiberglass cloth is an excellent choice for glassing with
Epoxy Resins. And best of all - bamboo fiberglass doesn't make you itch like
Natural bamboo fiber is extracted directly from bamboo clumps - by crushing,
grinding, wringing, and then combing the actual pulp from the bamboo plants.
Then the fiber is specially knitted - as opposed to woven - to stretch in multiple
directions allowing it to lap around rails very easily and creates a spring-like tension
in the outer skin of a surfboard.
Bamboo glass is 6 oz in hand, approximately 4.5 oz applied to the board
(stretched), absorbs epoxy more than traditional fiberglass (glass doesn't really
absorb resin), and conservatively estimated to be as impact resistant and durable
as 4 oz glass. The manufacturer claims their testing reveals it's actually a bit
Glassing the fabric when stretched creates tension distributed around the entire
surfboard providing a quicker rebound when flexed through a turn.
The bamboo fibers are biodegradable and decomposition does not cause any
Lay the double sided tape around the
outline on the deck.
Let the epoxy harden. Score the fabric
at the tape line, bend and break the
excess fabric free. Then just peel off
the tape and excess fabric.
Use the laminating roller supplied in
the kit to get the best possible bond.
Flip the board over and saturate the
Saturate the bamboo fabric around the
rails with epoxy up to the tape
Stretch the bamboo fabric around the
rails and secure it to the surface of the
|After you watch the DVD you'll be ready to go.
Here is the process in a nutshell.
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