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IPP . . . YOU ASK . . . . WE ANSWER

At Industrial Plastics & Paints we take your questions seriously. Here you will find the answers to our most asked questions.

Watts vs Lumens

A 60 watt light bulb requires 60 watts of power to put out approximately 800 lumens of light. In contrast an LED light requires about 8 watts to put out 800 lumens. This makes conversions difficult. Below is a generic conversion chart that gives an idea on what LED bulb you need to replace an incandescent bulb.

Incandescent LED

450 lumens 40 Watt 6-9 Watt

800 lumens 60 Watt 8-12 Watt

1100 lumens 75 Watt 9-13 Watt

1600 lumens 100 Watt 16-20 Watt

2600 lumens 150 Watt 25-28 Watt 

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Using Epoxy Resins

While there are many sources of information on the Internet, none is better than information offered by the manufacturer of the product. They know how to get the best out of their product, it's limitations and it's strengths. Once you use these product you may develop your own techniques and practices, however beginners should follow the Manufacturer's instructions and recommedations. To that end, we offer links to 


videos and product Data Sheets for many of the products we offer on our website. The link VIDEOS will provide you access to instructional videos about many of the products we sell. Industrial Plastics & Paints stores offer the full line of both West System and System Three Epoxy. These videos provide great general information however, there may be some more technical questions for which they don't provide answers. In these instances I would encourage you to contact the experts in one of our store locations or submit your question to our website. 

 

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Paint vs Re-Gelcoating

Paint vs Re-Gelcoating

This Verses has been going on for a long time and I have seen many mis-informed opinions in many Internet forums. This article is intended to provide that facts and then let you decide which one you will choose. So lets start with a little background about Gelcoat.

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Epoxy vs Polyester Fiberglass Resin

Epoxy vs Polyester Fiberglass Resin

Before epoxy came on the polyester boat repair scene in the mid 1980's, most fiberglass boats were repaired with polyester resin. The repairs were typically successful if done by an experienced repairer.

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