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Can I get dome advice on what weight, weave fiberglass cloth and resin I should buy to build a mask? I may for it for show but slap may wear it. I can't afford the expensive stuff, please just recommend something I can get that won't break the bank. Thanks!

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A lot of the old stuff was done with polyester resin, which is pretty cheap. As far as cloth goes, I haven't looked at weight, but I would go for something that had good draping qualities and strength; after all- it has to go over the contours of a face. Tight and heavy twill weaves may end up not wetting out properly or curve around your mould unless you vacuum bag. Simple box-patterned weaves will wet out well and was what was more than likely used by most masque makers. I could be dead wrong here; I haven't seen nearly as many old masques as the veterans here have seen.

I know if I were to build a masque that I would go to my friendly neighbourhood aircraft supplier and pick their brains as well as the master builders here.

I would think that if you were to use enough plies, hardware store fibreglass would suffice; I would defer to the experts here.
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Be cheap and run a few tests to familiarize yourself with the process and the solutions you'll have to come up with for your project.

If you buy fiberglass cloth from a hardware store, stay away from the stuff that is folded and sold in packaging, because you will NEVER get the creases out of it.

Only buy fiberglass cloth that comes off a roll.
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Thanks guys! I did try one project, my plug was beautiful, to me anyway, it was a Higgins plug I laid down one layer of the folded stuff, the problem I had wasn't so much with the folds as it was with getting the dam thing to stay smooth to the round contours of the mask by the end ridge at the top of the head as and ears., I kept getting it pulling away like the way living room curtains hang in golds. Then I made the non brilliant idea of using matt, WOW WHAT A STICKY MESSY NIGHTMARE! I want to post a pic of the nice plug I destroyed if I can figure out how to post a pic on here again. I havent had time to look that up. Thanks!

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Yeah- I only use the hardware store stuff in a pinch. Not only can you not get rid of creases, but the pattern deforms with each fold, making it a finished part have stress risers. I use hardware store stuff for such things as skate shot protectors and such (i.e. small parts).

Montrealer is right- use the stuff from a roll.
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I'm on e bay looking for rolled sheets, thanks!

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Try here: [sign in to see URL]

They are somewhat local to me. I think they could help you out a fair bit.
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Thanks!

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