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RE: [bolger] Fiberglass over plywood repair question

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  • FRANK Coletta
    Bill, I recommend removing the loose cloth and replacing it with new fiberglass and epoxy. You will have a much better result. Frank
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 2, 2006
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      Bill,

      I recommend removing the loose cloth and replacing it with new fiberglass
      and epoxy. You will have a much better result.

      Frank


      >From: "Bill_Mercer" <bill_mercer@...>
      >Reply-To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      >To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [bolger] Fiberglass over plywood repair question
      >Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 06:06:50 -0000
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      >I've just acquired a plywood boat that has been fiberglassed with some
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      >sort of polyester/vinylester type resin that doesn't stick to wood as
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      >powerfully as epoxy.� The bow of the boat at some point rubbed against
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      >a dock enough to abrade through the glass over the stem, and into the stem
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      >a fraction of an inch (it kind of looks like the mahogany stem was
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      >tougher than the fiberglass protecting it).� Anyway, on the sides of
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      >the stem the glass has peeled from the wood an inch or so back from
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      >the damage.� I'm wondering if the stuff can be restuck to the wood
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      >with epoxy, or if I should just cut/grind/sand away the loose area and
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      >just cover it with a layer of cloth and epoxy.� The damage,
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      >incidently, is all above the waterline, and the boat is on its trailer.
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