Gelcoat or Polysterine lamination on Plug Mold?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by LowelandSystem, May 1, 2016.

  1. LowelandSystem

    LowelandSystem Previous Member

    Hello good fellows,
    Just a help needed as an amateur, should I laminate my plug mold with polyster resin or gelcoat, I am a bit confused :confused: any suggestions will appreciated. TIA
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You need to use the resin for laminating and the gelcoat as the finish coat.
     
  3. LowelandSystem

    LowelandSystem Previous Member

    By curiosity wont epoxy resin wont do, or still I need gel coat. TIA.
     

  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    The gelcoat builds up a relatively thick layer that has no fiberglass content. That layer is what you sand, fair and polish for a good finish.
     
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