"Faux Wood" over Fiberglass??

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Larcher, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Larcher
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    Okay - I had a crazy idea, but I'm not sure it's possible... I have a tired old fiberglass boat that I want to restore, but was thinking that it would look really sweet if part of the restoration included making the hull look like it was wood - sort of a "faux wood" if you will -- I have a lot of experience building cedar strip boats, so I thought maybe it would be possible to strip the hull, over the fiberglass.

    Does anyone know if this is even possible, and what sort of adhesive could be used for this? Would there be a good bond to the gelcoat, or would it have to be taken down to the fb first? Etc...

    Any thoughts would be helpful.

    Thx
    Lee
     
  2. marshmat
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