Squeezee (Trapper)

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Trappers (Squeezee)

Trappers (Squeezee) are generally used for trapping the air bubbles you may have missed between the mold and the Polyester Film and to squeeze out any excess resin (as Fig SQ1).

Normally, utmost the two types of Trappers, which are used:

  • 1.Black Synthetic rubbers (Neoprene) Trapper (as Fig SQ2.a, SQ2.b, and SQ2.c) are also sold by the inch for custom sizes. It contains Top quality, medium hard, and ideal for all Fiberglass work, printing inks and techniques. Has a contour wood handle.
  • 2.Polyurethane Trappers (as Fig SQ3.a, SQ3.b, and SQ3.c) are also sold by the inch for custom sizes. It has best quality for longer life and rarely needs sharpening. It has a contour wood handle for comfort.

Its main work in Fiberglass work is for filling, jointing and preparing backgrounds under polyester film.

The use of Squeegee (trapper) starts, after you place the polyester Film over the surface of plain mold i.e. roofing sheet, you should use the Squeegee (trapper) to smooth the surface to remove any air bubbles you may have missed between the mold and the Polyester Film and to squeeze out any excess resin. Be sure to keep a firm grip on the end of Polyester Film with your free hand, this ensure that the Polyester Film doesn't slide away while you use the squeegee.