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Non-Adhesive EIFS Stucco Mesh instead of fiberglass mesh?

Postby JamesDixonLR » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:26 pm

I found this link saved in my camper related links and I'm wondering how I came across it. I searched this forum for references to EIFS and EIFEX but it did not turn up. I must have saved it as an alternative to fiberglass mesh reinforcement and it speaks of deformation resistance. That said, I would like to hear that someone else has tried it successfully.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/BOEN-38-in- ... gQodO6sFBA

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Re: Non-Adhesive EIFS Stucco Mesh instead of fiberglass mesh

Postby tony.latham » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:13 pm

Jim:

I don't know anything about this stuff, but doing a bit of Googling, isn't it made from fiberglass?

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Re: Non-Adhesive EIFS Stucco Mesh instead of fiberglass mesh

Postby troubleScottie » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:38 pm

This material is meant to support stucco and a replacement for metal mesh/screen.

IMHO, unlike fiberglass cloth or tape, it has significant thickness and will NOT be covered by an application or two of epoxy. I doubt it will blend into the epoxy mix and will most likely leave a shadow. (Found thickness: 0.016" or about 1.7 X thicker than the 6oz fiberglass)

Also it does not bend/follow the curvature like fiberglass tape or cloth. It would work on flat or slow curving surface. But it will not make a 90 bend tight to the surface. Again with stucco, you have a thickness to the material to make transitions.

Fiberglass tape ranges 0.003" to 0.012" thickness. Fiberglass 4oz sheet are 0.0059"; 6oz is 0.0093". All of these are transparent when wetted. As comparison, a sheet of 20lb paper is 0.0035". Also these materials have lots of threads per inch, which, I assume, is part of the strength of the material. There are other fiberglass with heavier weights and different weaves for different applications.
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