Building From Mold without Gelcoat

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by weldandglass, Apr 10, 2017.


  1. ondarvr
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    ondarvr Senior Member

    I'm not sure who was recommending that, but it is reality when fairing a hull without a sufficient coating of some type.

    In the real world I don't see many laminates without defects of some type, hand laminated, infused, prepreg, they all typically have inherent flaws, using some type of in-mold coating puts a barrier between the water and the laminate, plus makes the paint process go much easier.

    Depending on the how the boat is going to be used, or the goals of the builder, leads you to the resin choice, on some boats it doesn't matter much on resin, for others its very important.
     
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