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Old 02-08-2005, 01:09 PM
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Everyone on here has been so helpfull and yet i still have another question. can u paint wood then fiber glass it? i am finishing a chris craft and i need to paint areas of the deck black, BUT their are little white strips inbetween the wood (stryin strips), and i dont want to cover them up with the black paint. i feel if i paint over the glass that i would not get a strait line along the edge of the white "clucking" strips on the deck. so i was planning on painting the deck first THEN glassing,/// THEN comming back and painting the hull. i guess since i am paint before i glass,/// THEN i am painting after i glass/// will that cause a problem??(possibly two different contrasts.) would my black turn out foggy?? need some help on this on, i dont wanna paint then find out the glass will ruin the black finish. thanks again everyone!!!


IF anyone knows about glassing, when i glass my wood boat, will the glass fill in a 1/16th inch seam???
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IT would not be a good idea to paint first. Fiberglass first, then paint. The mess you would have would probably ruin some excellent wood work you have done and be irreversible.

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Old 02-09-2005, 04:19 AM
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Be aware that the glass and resin might not stick very well to the paint, plus the resin might attack the paint as well.

Best bet is to try a sample with the paint first then the other with the glass first. It's better to use samples than to ruin your boat if it all goes bad......[:@]

If you dont want to sample test then glass and resin followed by the paint. If the paint dont stick it can be removed....
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i screwed my crackerbox up while building it pretty bad, and believe me, it neede ALOT of glass work. you really dont wanna mess up with this stuff, it will take a long time to fix. Your best bet is to paint last, and if you knick it just keep a little bottle of touchup paint.

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