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post #49 of Old 06-26-2008
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I have zero credibility in this thread since I thought mat and epoxy was fine, but I think I understand what stu means. When I used them together, I did fill the void with something hard. I did get the mat wet with epoxy; there weren't bubbles or soft spots. But according to the info I read the other day, the mat was supposed to unbind and have the fibers mix so that they would bond like one unit and I guess that didn't happen.
But stu, think about this (and try it if you're really bored) - if you soak an old sock in thickened epoxy and let it dry I bet you can whack it pretty hard with that screwdriver and it will feel pretty solid. But even the crazy cheapskate doesn't build or repair boats with old socks...

-Andy
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