Product Spotlight: OEM Sandpaper

oem-sandpaperA product that we don’t often talk about here at FGCI is sandpaper. Sandpaper is used with nearly every job because you need to treat the surface before applying most resins, gelcoats and paints. You also use sandpaper to get any old resin, gelcoat and paint off of your surface before applying a new coating. So, with all this use, you need a product that is inexpensive, but most of all; reliable.

With that, we present OEM Sandpaper by FGCI. FGCI OEM Sandpaper is perfect for almost any job. It uses a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) backing and is offered in 5” and 6” sizes. They are sold in rolls of 100 and run anywhere from $14.75 a roll to $27.80 a roll. At that price, it’s convenient and easy to buy the many grits we offer for any job you have.

The best part about OEM sandpaper is the longevity. You know you have been there when you replace a sheet and start sanding only to see the brand new paper completely useless moments later. With OEM sandpaper, you will get a fantastic life from your paper at a minimal cost.

OEM Sandpaper is available in our stores in St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale; online at www.FGCI.com and now on Amazon, too!

Tips & Tricks on OEM Super Poly-Fill (w/ video)

polyfill2One of our top products is a filling/fairing putty called OEM Super Poly-Fill. It’s now being sold through Amazon.com and Ebay.com so we wanted to take a moment and give you some tips from the pros on how to make sure your project benefits from this product.

  1. It uses MEK-P just like Polyester Resin does, so you want to refer to the catalyst chart for mixing ratios:catalyst chart small
  2. Do your surface prep! Make sure you clean the surface, remove any paint or rust and rough the surface with some sandpaper to get the best adhesion.
  3. The product working time is 12-18 minutes, IF catalyzed at 1% and if it’s the magic temperature of 77 degrees in your working area. If it’s hotter out, and we all know it will be, our pros recommend cooling the product down before use to extend the working time.
  4. If you are using it to fill holes, always fill a little high and plan for a slight amount of shrinkage. Once it dries, you can easily smooth it out with a little sandpaper.

Check out a little more about the product from our time on Ship-Shape TV, with its Host, John Greviskis and our own VP, Jeff. They give a few more tips on how to get your project to look professional.