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Glass question

Postby abel » Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:14 pm

When you say coat of "glass", do you mean epoxy, polyaster or what?

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Can you get a glassy finish by wight pressing formica over a nylon layer?
(don't have time for the vacuum technology :wink: )

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Postby eastcoastkite » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:09 am

When we say "glass" this means epoxy over fiber glass, carbon, or your material of choice. If your not vacume bagging then I sudgest PVC foam with a few layers fiber glass and epoxy. you can get a nice glassy finish by doing a hot coat over your fiber glass.

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Postby bay surfer » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:25 pm

Glassy coats are easy you can fill all the imperfections then wet sand the hell out of the board then do a top coat of epoxy.
You would be surprised how fast a wet sand will smooth a surface

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Postby sailrtnow » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:52 pm

I was able to get a very smooth glass finish, and without sanding at all, stright out of the mold. I use a piece of formica, and vacume bagged it. It gets all of the bubbles out and makes a smooth finish you don't have to sand later.


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