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Jim Conlin

Member Since 08 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active May 08 2016 10:56 PM
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In Topic: Epoxy with uv inhibitors

23 February 2016 - 01:54 AM

I've had OK luck with traditional marine spar varnish over epoxy.  8 coats minimum.

 I like Epifanes.  It's higher in solids, so it builds more quickly.

If exposed to sun, plan on a refresher coat every three months.


In Topic: Grinding gel coat in a corner

22 January 2016 - 03:08 AM

I don't know what radius you need to get to, but there are 1" sanding drums which i've used with a corded drill and 6-12" extension shafts to clean up corners and fillets.  

If I got a decent scuffing on solid gelcoat, I'd be happy bonding glass over that.  I would not need to remove it all.