Marine glue for wood boat

Discussion in 'Materials' started by pwillie, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. pwillie
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    pwillie Junior Member

    Thanks Par,I talked to the folks at Fiberglass supply,and they suggested using awl grip saturated (thinned ) on the first coat,then paint it in the normal way....???
  2. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    They would, wouldn't they :) ... given the prices.

    Pars advice sounds spot on - you built in timber to take advantage of the properties of wood, Just basic care will keep the hull sound for a long, long time.

  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I wouldn't used a thinned AwlGrip as the primer, just lessening a products solids count for no good reason, other then sales. Use a good, marine epoxy primer, as I've never seen a compatibility with an LPU on these types of primers, but have on other types.

    The only time I would thin a paint is to get it out of the gun and only enough to remove stipple. If it's hand applied, it's very unlikely you'll need to thin it at all.
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