Bird Products

MATERIALS

For high quality boards you need to use high quality materials. Why would you use anything else?

Resins
Silmar 249B
Resin Research Epoxy

Fabrics (Fiberglass Cloth)
Warps, E Grade, S Cloth, Volan, Carbon, Kevlar and blends.
Standard fabrics available in 4 and 6 ounce weights.
Fabrics by JPS, Hexel and others.

Fin Systems
Futures and FCS Fins by Futures, FCS, Rainbow and others.

Foam
Rhyno
US Foam
Teccel
Marko
Styrotech

Tapes – 3M

Sandpaper
3M
Indasa
Mirka
Hermes

Acetone for cleaning brushes, tools and gloves after resin work.

Tools
Planer – Used for bulk foam removal and straight lines.
Surform – For coarse smoothing and blending.
Sanding Blocks – For medium smoothing and blending. Block Planes – For shaping wood, especially the stringer.
Sanding Pads – Like sanding blocks, only more flexible for fitting into contours.
Files and Rasps – Used for various wood, stringer and foam special shaping needs.
Screens – Used for smoothing and blending, especially on the rails.
Grinder – A great blending and smoothing tool when used with a soft pad. Also used for sanding, polishing.
Right Angle Air Grinder – Used for grinding nose and tail blocks, lap lines and fin plugs and boxes.