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Old 04 March 2004, 12:53   #1
Country: UK - Wales
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GRP query...

I am currently making a seat out of plywood which i am planning on covering in glass fibre.

However, as the glass will be applied to the top of the plywood frame , i will not be able to apply a gel coat as one would if using a female mould.

Does anybody know of a gel coat alternative or a method in which i can apply a gel coat to the matting exterior and still get a tidy finish?

Best idea so far is to cover the CSM in body filler, sand smooth and spray paint.



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Old 04 March 2004, 13:09   #2
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Why not make a mold of the plywood frame


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Old 04 March 2004, 14:00   #3
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After you have covered the timber structure in fibreglass, finish it off with a good coat of "gelwash".

This can be purchased from your local supplier, or you can add wax in styrene to normal gel coat. The end result is a smooth finish, as found in engine compartments, lockers etc.
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Old 04 March 2004, 14:37   #4
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Hey Dirk,
Did you get my order OK?
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