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 Post subject: REPEAR FOR FIBERGLASS
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:23 pm 
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I HAVE A NEAT 12FT. CAT ALL GLASS I,AM BRINGING BACK FROM THE DEAD. BEEN MAKEING EVERYTHING FROM LOWES AND A FEW THINGS HOBIE .AND USED PARTS OFF MY HOBIE 16. MY QUESTION IS CAN I PUT GEL COAT OVER WOOD OR DO I HAVE TO GLASS IT FIRST .


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:18 pm 
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I'm pretty sure that gelcoat is basically colored polyester resin. So if that's the case, the gelcoat would stick to anything that resin would stick to.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:41 am 
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dropkicksam wrote:
I'm pretty sure that gelcoat is basically colored polyester resin. So if that's the case, the gelcoat would stick to anything that resin would stick to.

And polyester resin doesn't stick to wood particularly well in a wet environment. It tends to delaminate.

There are better finishes for wood. Like epoxy.


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