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We’ve written before about the challenge of getting smooth surfaces with epoxy and fiberglass. It takes at least three coats of epoxy to “fill the wea...
A kayak hatch cover (the flat ones, as on CLC Shearwaters or Wood Ducks) is a perfect candidate for the peel ply treatment.
Apply the fiberglass in the usual way, with epoxy and a plastic spreader.
In order to get your fiberglass “wetted out” in one shot, you’ll want to use a little more epoxy than you usually do for a first coating. About 15 to ...
When the fiberglass has gone clear and is thoroughly wetted out, add the peel ply.
Smooth the peel ply with your plastic spreader.
Look for a consistent dark color; white means you have air trapped under the peel ply. Let the epoxy cure.
Peel off the peel ply. You should have a near-perfect surface. If you’re varnishing, you’ll still need to sand thoroughly with 220-grit.
Chesapeake Light Craft stocks peel ply by the yard. Here are some photos from another peel ply project: A solid fiberglass outboard bracket made by ...
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