The skin is made from fibre glass vowen, epoxy, putty and paint. It is possible that polyester based resin can be used instead of epoxy but I do not recommend it. Cured polyester will let vapors through and the risk of ending up with a skin with the same problem as the tank isn't appealing.
You need vowen for epoxy and real epoxy. Marine grade epoxy such as System three or MAS or others will do the job.
The putty can be made from mixing a filler into the epoxy such as small baloons or wood flour. Readily available 2 component putty can be used instead of course.
I recommend polyurethane 2 component paint. It will give a UV resistent, nice and durable finish. Any paint shop or marine paint shop will be able to provide you with a decent paint.
In short, the method is to saturate fibre glass fabric with wet epoxy and to build up a skin. 3 layers of vowen is sufficient to have a strong and rigid skin. Thereafter, you will apply putty, sand, more putty until the surface is decent enough the paint it.
Finally, a couple of layers of pant with some sanding will give you a nice finish and a lasting result.
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