4 Tips for Polyester Resins

Polyester Resin Tip 04 21 2015

1. Polyester resins have a shelf life of 3 months, when kept at temperatures of 77°F or below.
2. MEKP catalyst is recommended for use with this product to work properly.
3. We do not recommended cutting back on the MEKP catalyst.
4. As the weather gets warmer outside, chilling the product will give you more working time.


Introducing our Techs!

Meet the Techs:


Pat has over 25 years of experience in custom work, mold work and hands on experience. His first experience in the industry was at the ripe age of 21. He’s been with Fiberglass Coatings for 16 years and has product knowledge and hands on experience with almost all the products in the showroom. Come see Pat at our St. Petersburg showroom!


Mark has over 40 years of hands on experience in this industry. His first experience was in the late 1960’s, where he learned how to clean teaks on his dad’s boat. Mark has been with Fiberglass Coatings for over 5 years. He is also SeaHawk certified. Come see Mark at our St. Petersburg showroom!


Jeff has over 20 years of experience in the boating industry. His first experience in this industry was learning how to build molds and plugs. He also has experience building boats from start to finish. Jeff has been with Fiberglass Coatings for over 1 year. Come see Jeff at our St. Petersburg showroom!

If you have any technical or product questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-272-7890 x2 or email us at customerservice@fgci.com. 

Fiberglass Coatings Introduces New Sea Hawk Product Line

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 (March 24, 2015 – St. Petersburg, FL) Locally owned Fiberglass Coatings Inc. has
announced that they will be carrying Sea Hawk paints and coatings. Established in 1978, Sea Hawk is a leader in high-quality performance marine finishings. Sea Hawk, manufactured by New Nautical Coatings Inc., will bring a range of products including environmentally-friendly options for fresh and salt water that will eliminate leeching of copper compounds into the environment (copper-free, solvent-free and tin-free) and prevent air pollution with 80% lower volatile organic compounds than solvent-based paint.
Designed to protect against the extreme fouling conditions of the gulf coast, the Sea Hawk line is strong enough to withstand the unique challenges of any region. The listing of the top-of-the-line, quality tested, Sea Hawk products Fiberglass Coatings will now carry includes: epoxy resin, epoxy filler, primers, self-polishing copolymer antifouling paints, hard modified epoxy antifouling paints, copper-free paints, cleaners, reducers and solvents

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Fiberglass Coatings provides products and support to individuals and to major manufacturers of composite fabricated products alike. The company offers a wide array of products such as abrasives, acrylics, adhesives, caulks, catalysts, epoxies, fiberglass, fillers, foams, gelcoats, polyesters, putties, reinforcements, releases, solvents, tools and much more. Fiberglass Coatings offers regional delivery via truck weekly in the state of Florida. We also offer an
online store at http://www.fgci.com.

4301A 34th Street North, Saint Petersburg, FL ● Phone 800-272-7890 ● Fax 727-327-6691
Email: customerservice@fgci.com ● Web: http://www.fgci.com

St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show 2014 – St. Petersburg, Florida

We were recently vendors at the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show that was held at the Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in
St. Petersburg, Florida. This show featured power boats and sailboats that can be used on land and in water.  It was a great weekend for a boat show filled with lots of Florida sunshine. Seminars were held daily and there was also a 40,000 sq. ft. tent with all different types of marine gear and equipment. Hope to see you at the St. Petersburg Power & Boat Show next year!


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We have two showrooms: one in Saint Petersburg, Florida and one in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As well as, web presence at www.fgci.com and are featured on E-Bay and Amazon.
You can reach us toll free number at 1-800-272-7890. We have technical specialist available to answer any of your product and technical questions.

An Interview with business owner, Hector Escardo of Escardo Marine


1. When did you start your business and why did you start it?

I’ve been working on boats since 1981 and I have extensive sailing experience around the world. I enjoyed working in the marine industry and opened this business in 1997. I still travel for projects and here are a few places I’ve traveled to Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Outter Banks, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Panama.

2. What kind of products or services do you offer at your business?

My business offers a variety of products and services. We have a popular product called “Tuna Tubes”. My customers have started calling me the “Tuna Tube Guy”. We do custom fiberglass work, rod storage, cabinetry, bait wells, and more.

Escardo Marine has developed a new product for the marine market; a marine dehumidifier we market under the name “RiteAire Marine“. We are also dealers for various marine equipment manufacturers: Marquipt, Sea Wise, HRO, FCI, HEADHUNTER, STEELHEAD, UMT, and Nautical Structures.

3. How often do you shop at Fiberglass Coatings? What makes you a repeat customer?

I shop at Fiberglass Coatings at various times as I do travel a lot. Sometimes I will come twice in a day, twice in a week or every other week. Sometimes I’m too busy to come by the store and I’ll have one of my employees pick up products for me. I’m a repeat customer because the location is close by and you carry a large selection of items. I’ve been shopping here since 1997.

4. What products do you normally buy from Fiberglass Coatings? Can you tell us a specific product/products you buy and what you use them for?

At Fiberglass Coatings, I usually buy anything from resins, acetone, MEKP, gelcoat and buckets. My sales representative recommended for me to use semi-permanent mold release and have been very impressed with the product.

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Escardo Marine is located at 2401-C 28th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713. They can be reached at 727-898-2010 or by email at hectora@escardomarine.com. Check out their online presence at www.escardomarine.com and click here to visit their YouTube channel.


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