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  1. ondarvr replied to the thread Plug and Mold for 18' sailboat.

    Most people don’t have a set recipe, you mix as needed. Silica stops it from sagging, talc can make it smooth and sand easier, micro...

    May 21, 2019 at 11:15 PM
  2. ondarvr replied to the thread Help with scratch repair in older gelcoat.

    Yes, you’ll need to do the entire hull for it to match.

    May 21, 2019 at 11:09 PM
  3. ondarvr replied to the thread Help with scratch repair in older gelcoat.

    This is always the problem with repairing aged gel coat. You can either do the enitire hull to make it look right, buy stickers to...

    May 20, 2019 at 8:17 PM
  4. ondarvr replied to the thread Why is glass not wetting out? Pic..

    There typically isn’t any binder on 1708, but even if there is it doesn’t complicate things to a high degree. Even normal CSM will work...

    May 20, 2019 at 2:21 PM
  5. ondarvr replied to the thread Plug and Mold for 18' sailboat.

    If you use cheap EPS foam you can use StyoroShield over it and then use any resin you want. Making a fairing compound isn’t difficult,...

    May 20, 2019 at 1:50 PM
  6. ondarvr replied to the thread What is a Cheap alternative to Waterproof casting deck?.

    If you want cheap, buy exterior grade plywood and paint it, you will get a few years out of it. Unless you plan to do it right, with the...

    May 16, 2019 at 9:43 PM
  7. ondarvr replied to the thread gelcoating the whole boat down to the waterline.

    As long as the surface is slightly soft it’s OK to apply another coat.

    May 16, 2019 at 10:01 AM