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 Post subject: Newbie Fibreglass Question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:33 pm 
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My apologies for another stupid newbie question.

When fibreglassing, do the additional fill coats add strength or just make it look pretty.
I am glassing my scuppers and wondering whether I need to extra fill coats to add strength or just stop after the first wet-out coat?

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie Fibreglass Question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:18 am 
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The fill coats add more structural strength to the glass , it should be filled till the weave is smooth.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie Fibreglass Question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Thanks OldSparky, I thought this was the case but didn't want to be wasting epoxy just to make unseen areas look good if I had my understanding wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie Fibreglass Question
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:36 pm 
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It's also for easy cleaning and wear prevention. Smooth surface doesn't trap dirt as much and less high spots means less chance of wear.

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