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Volan cloth #2890970
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Thoughts on Volan cloth.

Re: Volan cloth [Re: YakAK] #2890981
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flexier than silane of the same weight
greenish tint, looks great with cutlaps and color
designed for better bond with polyester resin

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Thanks Carmel_Sea

Re: Volan cloth [Re: YakAK] #2891108
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My personal experience... Easier to dent, harder to shatter. More durable in the long run.

Re: Volan cloth [Re: YakAK] #2891344
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If you want to ride a midlenght like Dane then its okey.

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Volan is hard to find in light weight 4oz cloth. It also soaks up more resin. Some claim that Volan gives a Longboard a silky ride due to its flex.

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Volan is not a cloth but rather a chemical bonding agent. regular fiberglass cloth is "washed" or treated with volan and thus cloth treated in this manner is now known, correctly or otherise as Volan cloth

It's usually 6, 8, or 10oz cloth, which is why you see it on logs. As far as any strength gains, it is relative to the weight of the cloth itself. It does soak up more resin, which is what makes those long board tints so juicy. But that also add weight.

Volan also requires thicker hotcoats for the sanding process. Usually done with a cheater coat to fill all the weave/laps, patches, and a second hotcoat to make it smooth enough to sand. Again, more weight.

Contrary to popular belief, more resin does not equal stronger boards, just heavier boards. Increasing the fiber content is what gives you more strength. 3 4oz layers is stronger than 2 6oz layers for example.

But, if you want the classic look, or really deep tints, you can't beat 8 oz volan lay ups.

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Thanks to everyone for the info. I actually learned something cheers

Re: Volan cloth [Re: YakAK] #2891561
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used a layer on a deck once instead of 2x4oz

its not nearly as water tight