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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 8,214
Posted By natew
I suppose I should have clarified *L* I was told...

I suppose I should have clarified *L* I was told that fiberglass if left untreated (I.E. no gel coat, paint etc,) will absorb some water because it's porous... no leak per-say but absorb water and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 8,214
Posted By natew
that's amazing... I wasn't even aware of this...

that's amazing... I wasn't even aware of this paint stuff before... from what I'm seeing it does require a primer coat correct? does it require buffing and sanding/waxing after it's been painted?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 8,214
Posted By natew
experiment is right *L* I'm going to re-do the...

experiment is right *L* I'm going to re-do the gelcoat on an old twin hull fiberglass boat next that's why I'm thinking of doing the gelcoat here... I know it will be a lot of work putting it on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 8,214
Posted By natew
just to make sure I'm reading everything...

just to make sure I'm reading everything correctly the epoxy paint will provide the waterproofing layer correct? so when I put it on it will seal in my fiberglass so It doesn't leak at all? The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 8,214
Posted By natew
all of my sanding is going to be done by hand...

all of my sanding is going to be done by hand with a block and a low power palm sander intially.... I've gone over half the boat thus far with the block/palm sander and that has seemed to work fairly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 8,214
Posted By natew
I just did some research further about the poly...

I just did some research further about the poly paint and I see why you guys are suggesting it... I also see now why you say that I'm not going to pull it off for $100.00 *L*
What do you guys...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 8,214
Posted By natew
Anyone have tips and tricks for when I'm...

Anyone have tips and tricks for when I'm fiberglassing? I.E. filler mix ratios etc... I think since this is my first project I'm going to keep it cheap and just get 2 high quality patch kits for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 8,214
Posted By natew
thanks for the response. I'll check them out. ...

thanks for the response. I'll check them out. You don't think a gelcoat will work though? I love that high sheen.... can I gelcoat it?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 8,214
Posted By natew
Newbie Looking for fiberglass advice

Forgive me for not being a sailor but I know that most of you guys are the best at doing repairs so I thought I'd ask here. I searched through the posts and couldn't find what I was looking for so...
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