Monday, July 25, 2016

Episode One - Fiberglass Repair

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Episode One - Fiberglass Repair

Watch Episode One

Materials needed for Episode One - Fiberglass Repair
  • Dremel (with a cone-head tip)
  • Acetone
  • Rubber gloves
  • Mask
  • Rags
  • Gelcoat
  • Tongue depressors
  • Mixing container
  • Wax paper
  • Sanding block
  • 100-grit sandpaper
  • 150-grit sandpaper
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • 320-grit sandpaper
  • 400-grit sandpaper (wet/dry)
  • 600-grit sandpaper (wet/dry)
  • 800-grit sandpaper (wet/dry)
  • 1500-grit sandpaper (wet/dry)
  • Paint Respirator
  • Wax and grease remover
  • Painting tape
  • Foam paint brush
  • Foam roller
  • SeaGloss Pro white paint

    As always, before starting this project make sure you watch all of Episode One. One little tip for you. You may have a hard time finding the higher-grit sandpapers at your local hardware store. Head on over to an automotive shop like NAPA or O'Reilly.

    For the gelcoat, we used West Marine Finish Gel Coat in white. We used SeaGloss Pro white paint in high gloss. We tried semi-gloss and decided the finish was too dull for our taste, so we went back to high gloss. This is a matter of your own preference.

    You're dealing with several chemicals during this process. MAKE SURE you take proper precautions for your health. Wear the appropriate masks and eye protection. Take your time with each step and don't move forward until each step is done to perfection.

    Feel free to leave any questions here and we'll try to answer them for you. Good luck!

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