Now That’s an Infusion!

At Fiberglass Coatings, Inc. we are thrilled to have brought our infusion seminar to the community, with an end result of the event being positively welcomed.

“We were there yesterday. Definitely recommend.” – @Nia_Auto_Design via Instagram

“Thank you guys for the invite. Was a great experience and got some insight on a few details to things better on the work.” – @mrcarbonfibermiami via Instagram

 

4_3_18ufgci3The University of FGCI partnered with Composites Consulting Group (CCG) and Diab to introduce the fundamentals of infusion. To begin the seminar, the definition of infusion; a specific technique that uses vacuum pressure to pervade or direct resin into laminate, was discussed.

 

4_3_18ufgci10As we highlighted key points in the infusion theory, we visited the sandwich concept; which consist of two layers, a top and bottom with a thick core. This learning material soon tied in with Darcy’s Law in correlation to the 5 variables of control fill time.

 

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In continuation with the lecture, appropriate consumables and equipment were noted in order to conduct proper vacuum bagging for infusion.

 

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In closing, with help from the University of FGCI, attendees performed a hands-on infusion demonstration where each individual was guided to establish the best method of resin infusion.

 

FiberGlass Coatings, Inc. would like to thank everyone who were in attendance. The seminar was an experience that everyone will be able to gain and implement on their next D.I.Y or professional work.

 

 

To view photos from the seminar, click here: https://business.facebook.com/pg/FiberglassCoatings/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2005223812825511

Let’s Take a Look at Our Infusion Seminar.

 

Earlier today, the University of FGCI, CCG and Diab hosted a seminar on infusion at the Ft. Lauderdale Training Center (5553 Anglers Ave Ste. 105 Ft. Lauderdale FL, 33312). The event was from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM where eager attendees learned the introduction to infusion, sandwich concept, infusion theory, consumables and the equipment. In closing out our seminar with a hands-on infusion demonstration, each person learned how to drive resin into laminate by using the vacuum pressure method.

If you were unable to attend today’s free infusion seminar, FiberGlass Coatings, Inc. will host another session this Thursday, April 5th, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM at the Ft. Lauderdale Training Center. Lunch will be provided. We are excited to meet all of you there!

Would you like to view the entire photo album? Click here: https://business.facebook.com/pg/FiberglassCoatings/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2005223812825511

University of FGCI Seminar

29066405_1978419235505969_7696436555249876992_nThe University of FGCI will be hosting a free Infusion session on April 3rd & 5th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The session will feature:

  • Introduction to Infusion
  • Sandwich Concept
  • Infusion Theory
  • Consumables & Equipment for Infusion
  • Hands-on Infusion Demonstration

*Lunch will be provided

 

The location of the event will be held at the Ft. Lauderdale Training Center:

5553 Anglers Ave. Ste. 105 Ft. Lauderdale FL, 33312.

 

See you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-session-on-infusion-hosted-by-the-university-of-fgci-tickets-44404964444

 

This training brought to you by University of FGCI™ features Composites Consulting Group and the Diab line of coring material. Composites Consulting Group (CCG) is an independent Diab Group company providing specialty composite technology services while Diab offers a wide range of coring material to complete your job.

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Need a special Gelcoat color?

fgci color chart copyWhen talking gelcoat, the most important aspect is the color. Everyone has their preference, and Fiberglass Coatings has a wide range of stock colors you can find on a daily basis. Did you know that we can match gelcoat for you, though? That’s right, we can take a sample you provide and make a gelcoat that will perfectly match your needs.

We have many customers who need to fix a blemish in the side of a boat, or even a pool. They need the gelcoat to match exactly. With gelcoat, it can fade in the sun and fun of Florida, so getting a factory color is not always an option. It may not match exactly and make a blemish stand out even worse. This is why we use a photospectrometer to match the gelcoat to a perfect match for you.

One of the more amazing products we carry is a brushable Gelcoat. This gelcoat is designed to be an easy way to re-apply gelcoat for fixing blemishes. When you order your colormatch, we can make a standard exterior gelcoat, or a brushable gelcoat. Be sure to check with your rep about what you need!

There are a few different ways to get us the color you need. The easiest way is to send us a sample, like a hatch or chip of gelcoat to match. You can mail it to

Fiberglass Coatings

4301 34th St. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33714

You can also bring the sample in to one of our two showrooms in Florida. Now, if you don’t have the ability to send us a sample, I generally recommend going to a store that has color samples and picking out the closest one to send to us and have us match that.

If you just can’t find what you want, we also sell the neutral gelcoat and pigment jars to tint your own gelcoat! Let us know how we can help!

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If you haven’t read our end-all guide on how to apply the gelcoat, be sure to check it out HERE.

Holiday Schedule

Holiday-seasonIt’s that time of year again! As families gather, and food is cooked, we wanted to take a minute to go over our delivery schedule for the end of the year.

Christmas falls on a Monday, this year. All locations will be closed on Monday, the 25th and will reopen on Tuesday, December 26th. We will also be closed on Monday, January 1st, for New Years day. All locations will be back in the swing of things in 2018.

If you are in the state of Florida, then there is a really good chance we can deliver product to you. For the last two weeks of the year, the normal schedule has changed slightly.

If you get deliveries from our St. Petersburg corporate office on Mondays, then your delivery date will be pushed back to the previous Friday. So, the 22nd, and the 29th, respectively.

If you get deliveries from our Ft. Lauderdale location, then your delivery day has been pushed to Tuesday.

Wherever you are, we look forward to getting your product to you as soon as possible.

Not sure when we deliver to you? Give us a call at 1-800-272-7890 and we will be happy to let you know! Or, e-mail us at info@fgci.com and we will be happy to respond to you right away.

From everyone at Fiberglass Coatings, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Safe, prosperous New Year!