old mould

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by maudlawes, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. maudlawes
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    maudlawes New Member

    is it possable to regell a dodgey old mould have found a nice shaped one but it is a bit worn,i know i can repair the bad bits,but can the whole lot be coated with somthing ,thanks
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Yes, you can re-gelcoat a mold. The key to success is to de-wax it thoroughly to get good adhesion.
  3. garrybull
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    garrybull Senior Member

    it can be done but there will be a lot of sanding and wet flatting to get it nice and flat again ready for polishing.

    i restored an old mould couple years a go but i used duratec paints to resurface it.

  4. SukiSolo
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    SukiSolo Senior Member

    I will verify Garry's post, having seen the old mould. It served it's purpose and gave him a new 'plug' with his work on the old mould. Allowed a new and good mould to be made off the new 'plug'.

    Any of the epoxy or polyester paints should allow this, with maybe a little filling and fairing along with hard work!.
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