Perhaps I'll leave it natural finish. No one will be looking at it on an every day basis as it'll be below decks. Just a thought
could I glass it over first and then flowcoat?
Anyway, I did manage some fibre glassing today and didn't do a bad job. I bought some digital scales so that I could measure exact quantitys of Poly resin out (that way it goes futher with small batches).
I'll have to finish the ends of the holes....Any suggestions on how to thicken up the gel coat into a paste? I also fitted the fuel filler moulding, but because of either a warp in the moulding or a slight curve of the console I had to use the set-up in the photo to apply pressure to all areas whilst the resin cures. However I will be left with lots of gaps between the moulding and surface of console. Is mixing gel coat into a paste and forcing its way into the gaps a plan? How would I do this?
I also plan to fibre glass a couple of layers at the back of the fuel fill moulding, just to make doubly sure it won't fall out
I also cut some impact mats for the anchor locker and fitted a U bolt to the locker too.
Plan for tomorrow is to turn my attention to finishing the fuel moulding, filing the bow locker door to fit and fitting it. Lots of flowcoating, seat bases, mounting the isolator switch and mounting a new inspection hatch door the the console to access this.
Anyway some more pics: