Gelcoat or Polysterine lamination on Plug Mold?

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

  1. LowelandSystem
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    LowelandSystem Junior 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
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    LowelandSystem Junior 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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