Advice on Re gelcoating my boat

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by rich99uk, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. rich99uk
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    Hi can anyone one help I have osmasis really bad i started drilling it out however i came to the conclusions that i need to stip the gell coat off in order to dry the boat out which i am in the process of doing. I have the gelcoat two pack resin to re-do the boat however do i need anythink to coat the fiberglass first like a sealent or something before i start gelcoating or can i start gelcoating straight on to fiberglass once dried out
    Thanks
    Any advice is much appritiated:)
     
  2. gasdok007
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    An epoxy barrier coat such as interprotect by interlux followed with bottom paint is the usual way to go. Why bother with gelcoat?
     
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    So can i confirm once i have taken back to Fiberglass I can just coat with a two pack epoxy resin a few times and then anti foul
     

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