+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Alex

Thread: CSM - G-MAT v. taishan

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    18

    CSM - G-MAT v. taishan

    I really do not get this and need help - Taishan is over 20 plus VAT more and the only the only review states 'Good'?

    Why would you pay 20 more for a roll of CSM when the spec states there is not much difference between the two (apart from cost)......

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Alex's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    CFS, weekdays, 9-5
    Posts
    214
    Well, there are moulders who prefer one brand over another, whether its mat, resin or gel even release agent. Although these 2 brands are very similar (I wouldn't care which one I was given) there are small differences in binder content, binder dissolve speed and even the way a mat rips and leaves a feather edge.

    The price difference is because we import large quantites G-mat directly from the manufacturer, not because of any quality difference.
    Fibretechs likes this.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    18
    Cool, I thought is was missing something...as always explained in full - cheers on that point - HOWEVER - we would prefer to see a roll which is feather edged both sides - is there such a thing? If we're feather edged both sides it would leave less of a line detail on the roof....where two sheets overlap.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator Alex's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    CFS, weekdays, 9-5
    Posts
    214
    Yes, feathering is from the spray process used to make it. When the chopper gun stops at the end you get a reduced bit of fibre.
    I bet they could make it with 2 feathered edges but it would cost a lot more as production speed would be at least halved. You'll usually always see it with only one feather because, for economy, they make a much wider roll and chop it in half, or 3 and have a roll with 2 cut edges in the middle.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts