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PAT
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Fiberglass Splice

Post by PAT » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:41 pm

When I cut the fibrglass splices for some of my panels, the edges of the 6 oz fiberglass frayed or left "3 inch strings." Can I sand the edges of the glass before apllying the fiberglass to the whole exterior or will sanding risk damage to the fiberglass?

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Re: Fiberglass Splice

Post by jem » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:49 pm

Sand or scrape the strings off is ok. Try not to dig too deep into the main fiberglass patch.
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Re: Fiberglass Splice

Post by craiggamesh » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:58 pm

I found it easiest to use a plane and plane these strings off before the epoxy fully cures (or use a paint scraper) . It saved a lot of sanding.
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