Applying Fiberglass to Cured Epoxy ...
Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:50 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:59 AM
Is this a used boat? Or just a later thought for a new build?
1967 Pearson Renegade "Hirilondë"
Spindrift 9N #521 - many KudzuCraft SoF kayaks
Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:13 AM
This is definitely a new build ... an oops, I wish I had glassed the cockpit moment.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:29 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:33 AM
I've decided that I'd like to glass my cockpit to resist abrasion. The problem is that the epoxy from filleting and taping cured long, long ago. I know I need to sand (and maybe wash) to remove blush. How much sanding? Just enough to scratch the surface, or do I really have to "dig" into the surface? What about those tight areas where it is next to impossible to get in and sand? Bottom line ... what is the process for applying fiberglass to a cured epoxy surface?
Where is all the abrasion coming from? Never had an abrasion problem in a cockpit that fiberglass would cure in almost 50 years. Plain epoxy coating followed by paint is good enough.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:09 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:26 PM
Rinse off your feet before you climb aboard!!