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Old 11 November 2007, 15:37   #1
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Flowcoating over er..... flowcoat

Right, i've read some books, I've played for sometime with them so I know what I am doing with gelcoat, flowcoat etc right, well er...
According to what I have read, flow coating or gelcoating over a surface that has already had flowcoat applied is difficult, especially if you expect it to stick
Apparently the wax that comes to the surface of flowcoat stops anything bonding to the flowcoat. Apart from vigorous rubbing down, which I have also read is not always successful, is there an easier, more sure-fire way of producing a surface on flowcoat that I can bond to?
Any help/advice greatly appreciated.

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Old 11 November 2007, 15:46   #2
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Did this on my sailing dinghy - The hull had been patched by last few owners so I repaired it and then flowcoated it - I used 40grit discs on the sander and took it right back then smoothed off any lows with microball mix with resin. looks as good as new.
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