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providing exceptional, fast and
friendly service. By supplying
and supporting a broad range
of products and materials,our
mission is to help you complete
your next project on schedule
and with quality parts and
Bid is used for pieces which
are cut at a 45° angle to the
selvage and laid into contours
with very little effort.
Bid is often applied at 45°
orientation to obtain a desired
torsional or shear stiffness.
Width 38", 8.8 oz. per sq. yd. weight.
(Hexcell) Threads per inch: 54 length x 18 width.
"E" glass. Price per 1 yard.
Uni is used in areas where
the primary loads are in one
direction and maximum efficiency
is required, such as
wing skins and spar caps.
38" width, 7.02 oz per sq. yd
weight. (Hexcell) threads per
inch: 80 length x 18 width. "E" glass. Price per 1 yard.
Heavy weight 100% fiberglass
in non-woven state.
Excellent to use for filling in
holes for damages and repairs.
Used as build up in
fabricating components. 13.5
oz. per sq. yd 50" width. Mat
cloth is bonded with highly soluble powdered
polyester binder. Can be used with vinyl ester resins. Price per 1 yard.
50" width, 1.45 oz. per sq.
yd. threads per inch: 60
length x 47 width. Commonly
used over wood or plywood
or last layer of fiberglass lay
up giving the surface a fine
weave for finishing. Price per 1 yard.
Substitute for uni cloth for
contours over spar caps,
wings, and elevators. Made of
parallel strands of roving
glass held together with
cross threads to avoid roving
cross over. 3" wide .025
thick,22oz. per sq. yd. Can be used instead of
uni-cloth for spare caps. Lengthwise tensile PSI -
87,000 Lengthwise flexural PSI - 160,000. Price per 1 yard.
Fills the gap in the material
spectrum between conventional
E glass and Kevlar.
4533 plain weave woven
glass is sold by the yard, 30"
width, .0075 thickness, 5.4
oz weight with a tensile
strength of 300 x275. 4533 is commonly used on
surfboards. Price per 1 yard.
(3) Layered nonwoven biaxial and triaxial
gives 27,000 psi which is
about 20% improvement of normal
E glass. Biaxial and triaxial
glass offers greater ease
of fabric orientation and saves
time over multilayered wet layups.
BI-X12 weights 12 ounces per square yard and is
14 mils thick. BI-X18 weighs 18 ounces per
square yard and is 18 mils thick. TRI-X22 weighs
22 ounces per square yard and is 22 mils thick.
All are 50 inches wide. FAA certified with tracer
Plain weave has a weight of
5.0 ounce p/sq. yd., .010
thickness, tensile strength is
620x 655. The cloth is 38"
wide - sold by the running
yard only. Can be used with
epoxy, polyester and vinyl ester
resins. Price per 1 yard.
Crowfoot weave is 5.0 oz
p/sq. yd., .010 thickness and
a tensile strength of 630
x645. The cloth is 38" wide -
sold by the running yard. Can
be used with epoxy, polyester
and vinylester resins. Price per 1 yard.
Unidirectional S2 glass reinforcement tape, HMF Ö SU300. A Unidirectional reinforcement tape consisting of parallel reinforcement filaments of S2 glass bound by a fused, binder fill yarn. The reinforcing filaments are minimally crimped by the lightweight fill yarn and thereby open to the impregnating resin saturation, resulting in rapid wet-out free of voids. The interwoven binder threads, approximately 3% of the fabric weight, make HMF Ö SU300 easy to handle when cut and non-fraying whatever angle is cut. Yarn Properties: Flexural strength MPa: 1420; Flexural Modulus GPa: 95.2, Interlaminar shear strength MPa: 86.2. Weight - 8.9 oz sq/yd., 12" wide - 375 ft per roll, sold per ft.
(4) Carbon fiber unidirectional reinforcing
tapes are used to improve
tensile strength and stiffness
in one direction while adding
minimum thickness and
weight. The 702 is 1-1/2"
wide, the #703 is 3" wide.
Both have 12 carbon fiber bundles per inch of
width, each containing 12,000 fibers resulting in
144,000 carbon fibers per inch of tape width to
provide excellent strength and stiffness without
adding much weight. A polyester fill thread ties
the bundles together making it easy to handle.
Sizing on the tapes makes it compatible for epoxy
, not recommended for polyester or vinyl ester
(4) Woven from 8.7 oz bidirectional
cloth, these rolls available
in 4 widths with
non-raveling selvage. Excellent
for glassing seams, corners,
edges and repair jobs. Weave runs 90
degree to selvage edge.
(6) Versatile West System EpisizeTM
9-oz. woven fabric
tapes are ideal for reinforcing
chines, hull/deck corners
and similar structural applications.
When bonded with
WEST SYSTEM epoxy, they
provide additional tensile
strength to resist hairline
crack development and abrasion.
Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Same characteristics as the
4533 woven, Roving 449AA-
750 is sold only the 15#
spool. Strands of glass used
for defiant spar caps.
Lengthwise tensile - 87,000
psi, Lengthwise flexural - 160,000 psi. Roll is approximately
12" high, 8-1/2" wide. Sold only by
the 15# spool.
(2) 737 EpisizeTM Biaxial Fabric 15
oz. non-woven E glass fabric.
Two layers, ¦45¦ fiber
orientation. For composites,
repairs and reinforcing.
Achieves high fiber-to-resin
ratio with hand wet-out. 50"
wide x 20 yd. roll. 738 is the
same as 737 fabric with a
.75 oz./sq. ft. mat backing. Please allow 1-2
weeks for delivery.
(3) 8 times stronger than aluminum, yet
half the weight, this carbon
fiber rod has a compression
strength of 275,000 psi and a tensile
strength of 320,000 psi. Modulus is 21 msi
Cleaning or sanding of the rod prior to laminating
is not required. Its characteristics make it an ideal
material for fabricating spars, etc. Sold per foot in
either solid round or solid rectangular shapes.
May be rolled for shipping.
Have you ever thought about doing
composite work, or building a composite
aircraft? Well Wicks can
help. We offer a basic composite
kit, which includes a
booklet, and basic composite
materials to do your own layup.
Hopefully, with the help of our composite kit, you
can move on to bigger and better composite projects
The book "Moldless Composite Sandwich
Homebuilt Aircraft Construction" consists of 26,
11 x 17 pages (equal to 52 pages) describing
how the material is applied, education on the materials,
tools required, inspection and repair methods.
Sample materials include: foam (2 types),
epoxy, glass bubbles, flock, peel ply, wire for hotwire
saw, etc. Written by Rutan Aircraft Factory.
Ground shipping only - no red, blue, orange ...
Configured especially for
measuring small amounts of epoxy,
it allows the accurate measuring
of as little as a few drops
of epoxy for small projects, up
to 4.4 fluid ounces. It can be
used for checking the accuracy
of dispensing pumps
or when calculating percentages
of additives. The digital scale is pre-calibrated
and has a range of 0.1 to 150 grams.
Structured within a sturdy 5 x 3 x 0.75-inch case,
this go-anywhere unit fits nicely into a shirt or
jacket pocket. Batteries included. The scale is
presented as part of a "starter" kit comprised of
dispensing bottles, small mixing sticks, chenille
pipe cleaners, and two sizes of small plastic
cups. Two-year repair or replacement limited