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post #2 of Old 04-06-2009
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Not glassing it completely will generally mean that it will start breaking apart with every little impact... and you're going to have to spring for epoxy... the styrene in Polyester and Vinylester resins eats styrofoam for breakfast... dissolves it...

BTW, not coating the styrofoam with a layer of fiberglass also means that if you spill anything on it, you risk having it dissolve. Gasoline, paint thinners, and a lot of other commonly used chemicals on a boat eat styrofoam too.

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