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|03-26-2012 09:29 PM|
Re: Crack Sealant?
Originally Posted by jjablonowski View Post
|03-26-2012 08:39 PM|
Re: To Paint or not to Paint thats the question
Originally Posted by Sublime View Post
1974 Discovery 32
|12-21-2010 07:45 AM|
|sailingdog||Like painting anything, 95% of the work is in proper surface preparation. Do this, then the job will look great...don't do this then the job will look like crap and not last.|
|12-20-2010 08:51 PM|
|Cottonmouth||Its one of those I'm not sure if I should, not sure if I shouldn't things. Ive painted everything from cars to motorcycles to houses I think if I research it enough it will work out with no peeling or problems.|
|12-20-2010 06:24 PM|
|chrisncate||Paint for sure. A good paint job is well worth the effort and looks great.|
|12-20-2010 04:16 PM|
|Cottonmouth||Thanks everyone for the input as they are not structural cracks I will figure out if I should paint at all.|
|12-20-2010 02:50 PM|
Originally Posted by Ulladh View Post
In my experience-a Dremel with the pointy sanding attachment works tons and tons better for widening the cracks.
|12-20-2010 02:08 PM|
Has anybody tried this stuff?
Seems to me that if you avoid painting the gelcoat, you avoid getting peeling later on.
|12-19-2010 06:41 PM|
Originally Posted by Cottonmouth View Post
If you have to repair the area, using epoxy instead of polyester or vinylester resin makes more sense, since it is often easier to use, especially for novices. You can gelcoat over epoxy, or you can paint it. In any case, it needs to be protected from UV by some sort of finish. Gelcoat will require less maintenance in the long run.
|12-19-2010 11:47 AM|
I just did mine and took off the gel coat, not for the same reason, but due to lots of pitting. I guess you'd need to understand why you got all the "spidering".
I used 4 barrier coats directly on the bare fiberglass and can't really tell the difference in the finish, but know that the fiberglass is well sealed.
You can check all the videos on my website.....and get an idea of what it looks like.
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