58193Re: Polyester resin questions
- Jul 26, 2008Rather then going through all that why not just use HDO it is a well
glued plywood used for foundation forms and semi trailer beds. Realy
tough stuff and won't need painted just edge sealed.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Patrick Crockett <pcrockett@...> wrote:
> A friend just asked me for advice about fiberglassing plywood for
> replacing the sides on a horse trailer. I would think that
> would be a fine resin for this and less expensive than epoxy, but I
> haven't used polyester for about 40 years.
> I vaguely recall people saying polyester doesn't always stick well
> plywood. I had no such problem 40 years ago, but maybe I was lucky.
> there issues or practices to be careful about to ensure adhesion?
> it matter whether he uses plain old exterior fir or pine?
> I know where to order gallons of epoxy but I don't know where to go
> polyester. When I was kid, my dad brought it home from somewhere --
> never knew where. May have bought it at the place where they
> manufactured Dolphin sailboats. Does anyone have links to sites for
> purchase? Would West Marine or a local agricultural supply place be
> sources? (Those are the places I go for trailer kits.)
> Are there issues around formulation, like with epoxy where you can
> more for non-blushing formulas?
> Will any old paint do when he is done? I suggested latex porch
> had been advised to go with a marine paing (a one part
> imagine), but that really seems like overkill to me.
> Thanks for any help/advice.
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