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Old 07-16-2010, 06:15 PM
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Is fiberglass resin water proof by itself I am adding new wood to my radio compartment and I want to use to seal and water proof it <input type="hidden" id="gwProxy" /><input type="hidden" id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" /><input type="hidden" id="gwProxy"></input><input type="hidden" id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" />
Old 07-16-2010, 06:22 PM
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yes it is. you will want to use something to thin it down some, like acetone. this will help you brush it on and help it to soak into the wood better
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how do you thin it down im new to all this
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Default RE: fiberglass waterproof

Epoxy would work better, and it stands up to chimicals better. You can get a thin finishing epoxy at most hobby stores.
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i just mix my resin, then i ad some acetone to it. just enough to thin it some, not to much so it's like water. sorry i can't help more, i just kinda eyeball it
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ok cool thanks for the tip <input type="hidden" id="gwProxy"></input><input type="hidden" id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" />
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how do you apply finishing epoxy<input type="hidden" id="gwProxy"></input><input type="hidden" id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" />
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how do you apply finishing epoxy<input type=''hidden'' id=''gwProxy''></input><input type=''hidden'' id=''jsProxy'' onclick=''jsCall();'' />

Brush it on as you would paint. Follow the instructions for thinning,...
I use denatured alcohol to thin epoxies.

Don't get to liberal with the distribution. you don't want to add a lot
of weight to the boat.

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how do you apply finishing epoxy<input type=''hidden'' id=''gwProxy''></input><input type=''hidden'' id=''jsProxy'' onclick=''jsCall();'' />
brush it on, like already said. that's a good tip about keeping it thin, weight and cog is something to consider. just mix your resin, than thin by about 1/3 and you'll be good
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Finishing epoxy is already thin, that's what it's for, just putting a THIN COAT for Sealing and Finishing. Alcohol is Not Good for thinning epoxy it makes it dry extremely slow and it looses it's Hardness and rigidity. MEK or Acetone are better for thinning but not needed with finishing epoxy. You brush it on as stated, you can get the cheap disposable Acid Brushes with the metal handle from the Hobby Store, but the problem with them is they Drop hairs like mad, I prefer to use regular Paint brushes from the hardware store, and clean it with Lacquer Thinner.
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do you put the epoxy on before or after you paint
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Default RE: fiberglass waterproof

Finishing epoxy is used on bare wood if the wood is to be left exposed or as a wood sealer/base for a paint job. If you want to put a coating over a paint job, you need to use a clear coat compatible with the paint used

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