Specially formulated ancillary products specific to Aqua Resin
Thinner & Lighter
Aqua Resin is Thinner & Lighter Which Saves You Money
Ease of Mixing
With four ingredients Forton MG Requires Precision Mixing
Unlike Forton MG, Aqua Resin is Certified Non-Toxic
Read about more advantages below!
- Aqua Resin instructions call for maximum of 1/8” wall thickness in virtually all situations. Forton MG calls for about 1⁄2”. This is 4 times the thickness with 4 times the weight and increases the price per finished part by approximately 3 times. – Aqua Resin is thinner, lighter and cheaper
- Aqua Resin manufactures its own ancillary products: a thickener THX-6, an accelerator XLR-8, a retarder D-XL, a release SEPR-8, and two fiber glass products, Aqua-Glass and Aqua-Veil– all engineered to give maximum performance within the Aqua-Resin system. Forton MG requires you to either make your own ancillaries or source fiberglass products not specifically engineered for their MG product. – Special formulated ancillary products specifically for Aqua Resin
- Aqua Resin is two components mixed in simple, very forgiving, proportions. Forton MG consists of 4 separate components, mixed in uneven proportions. Not only do the powders need to be premixed dry, but the components need to be added in very precise amounts. Extra labor means extra cost. – Mixing Forton MG requires precision, Aqua Resin is very forgiving
- Aqua Resin is certified by an independent toxicologist to be Non-Toxic per the requirements of the Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA). Forton MG does not appear to have any non-toxic certification. In fact, as listed in their Melamine Powder component MSDS, this powder is a formaldehyde-melamine resin and contains enough formaldehyde to require listing on the MSDS. Formaldehyde has been designated by OSHA as a likely carcinogen and has established specific exposure limits in the workplace. Also, as a powder material it becomes airborne easily and therefore requires extra care in its safe handling. – Aqua Resin is certified non-toxic
- A normal Aqua Resin mix has a significantly lower viscosity than the mix in the Forton MG instructions; it will therefore wet through fiberglass much more readily and will brush out and spray more easily. –
- Aqua Resin has a shelf life of several years, Forton MG apparently several months. – Aqua Resin has a significantly longer shelf life
- Aqua Resin with appropriate Aqua Resin Ancillary products can produce a metal gelcoat of 10 mils thickness. Forton MG suggests up to 1/8” (125 mils) for their metal gelcoats. This ability of Aqua Resin to produce such a thin metal gelcoat provides a significant saving in the cost of metal powders. (The same thickness differential in non-metalized gelcoats between Aqua Resin and MG would also be true.) – Thinner means costs saving!
- Aqua Resin with appropriate Aqua Rresin Ancillary Products can produce gel coat mixes that will not run or pool on silicone molds. Forton MG does not appear to have this capability. – Aqua Resin does not run or pool on silicone molds