Does marine vanish adhere to fiberglass?
- Here's my situation. The hull is completely
sanded, both inside and out. Went the pneumatic route.
Rough sanded with 100 grit using a vibrating sander. It
took out all the runs but produces some pretty tough
scratches. Next, a dual action(DA) sander was used with a
220 grit paper. This did an excellent job in taking
out all of the 100 grit paper scratches. Went one
step further. The 220 grit paper left some barely
visible orbital scratches. Took these scratches out using
a 400 grit paper. The hull is very smooth. Did I
make it too smooth? Will the marine varnish adhere to
a fiberglassed surface sanded to a 400 grit paper?
<br>Here's another question. Does marine varnish adhere to
fiberglass? The label on the marine varnish container never
refers to fiberglass. It only refers to applications of
the varnish onto bare woods. Gil Gilpatrick, the
author of the canoe building book that I'm using, says
to apply acouple of coats of "good quality marine
varnish" to the fiberglassed hull. Some reassurance would
make me feel a whole lot better. There are different
types and brands of marine varnish. The marina that I
visited had 5 brands. There was clear gloss and
ruberized. What is ruberized? Does anyone have a type and
brand that they'ld swear by?<br>Thanks People. <br>Iron
> JRsloan wrote:Hey JR!
> Reply: Hard to argue with a guy about armorplate if he never gets a
> ding. Meanwhile, how about a pix of this rig so the rest of us can
> see what we're trying to copy??? JR
So glad to see everybody back! I had almost given up hope.
As regards request for pics, be patient a little bit and I will dig
through old photos and post these later this week.