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by Jim Dodd
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1379

Re: Alternative finishes?

Cruiser wrote:Not sure I like this new software for the forum, having issues posting


Yeah ! I double posted also. I ignore the failure notice.

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1379

Re: Alternative finishes?

Randy
You stated" It was really hard to sand" Did you mean it gummed up your paper, or was the surface hard ?
Also, did you use a foam brush ?
Thanks Randy for stepping away from the norm !
I'll have my fingers crossed !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglass still tacky
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Fiberglass still tacky

First off your culprit is, you didn't mix a batch long enough. I'd stay at it with Acetone a little more, and give it a week. Then if needed give it a coat of Well mixed resin. The Acetone should dilute the unmixed resin. Wear a good mask, and hand protection !!! Acetone is very bad on your health !...
by Jim Dodd
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 2 1/2 coats of epoxy and glass successful; questions on next coat
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: 2 1/2 coats of epoxy and glass successful; questions on next coat

Hi Mark, back to your original question. Wet to dry application. Again, I love the Cigar foam rollers. They don't distort the cloth, they make getting an even coat on the hull, and they are easy to use ! Ted Shows in his videos using brushes and small cups. Often times he has several people involved...
by Jim Dodd
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 2 1/2 coats of epoxy and glass successful; questions on next coat
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: 2 1/2 coats of epoxy and glass successful; questions on next coat

Hi Mark, back to your original question. Wet to dry application. Again, I love the Cigar foam rollers. They don't distort the cloth, they make getting an even coat on the hull, and they are easy to use ! Ted Shows in his videos using brushes and small cups. Often times he has several people involved...
by Jim Dodd
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 2 1/2 coats of epoxy and glass successful; questions on next coat
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: 2 1/2 coats of epoxy and glass successful; questions on next coat

Mark A few points. One never SAND fresh epoxy, SCRAPE it ! Better on your health, and you won't have dust particles embedded in your epoxy ! Old resin sets faster, to off set this. Get the epoxy out of the mix cup, as fast as you can. Make smaller batches. I make 9 oz batches. You can also pour the ...
by Jim Dodd
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 2 1/2 coats of epoxy and glass successful; questions on next coat
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: 2 1/2 coats of epoxy and glass successful; questions on next coat

Mark A few points. One never SAND fresh epoxy, SCRAPE it ! Better on your health, and you won't have dust particles embedded in your epoxy ! Old resin sets faster, to off set this. Get the epoxy out of the mix cup, as fast as you can. Make smaller batches. I make 9 oz batches. You can also pour the ...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: removing oil spots?
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: removing oil spots?

I'd try paint thinner first, if not Lacquer thinner, and Acetone last, if still needed.

Jim .
by Jim Dodd
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice needed re second coat of epoxy
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: Advice needed re second coat of epoxy

Yes. I wouldn't have waited that long to apply fill coats. Now that you have, a Scotch Brite pad might be your best choice. After you have sanded with the pad, use compressed air to clean. Apply a fill coat, and wait about an hour, and apply the next fill coat. Depending on your resin, keep applying...
by Jim Dodd
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1379

Re: Alternative finishes?

I'd be tempted to try on a test surface. The price is very reasonable ! The water base would make it user friendly, and cheaper to ship. I used a Water base Poly on a kitchen cabinet.It worked fine, but doesn't see any water. If this works ? It could start revolution in boat finish ! Hope you can fi...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash bottoms for tough river?
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: Ash bottoms for tough river?

Dynel is one of the highest regarded coverings for hull bottoms I've seen, or heard of. It absorbs a lot of resin, but to counteract act this, I would add Graphite to the fill coats of a Dynel layered bottom. RAKA handles this. http://www.raka.com/Images/logos/banner%20transparent.png Here's a Youtu...
by Jim Dodd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31156

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

I have to agree with the others ! It looks great !
That should provide enough flotation also !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Stretch the Ranger or buy the Nomad?
Replies: 8
Views: 6578

Re: Stretch the Ranger or buy the Nomad?

Me ? I'd add an extra layer to the outside. It will stiffen the hull, and add abrasion resistance. It's also the easiest. Have you varnished both sides of the hull ? If so, how many fill coats did you apply to the inside. If only one or two, you will be sanding into the weave of the cloth right away...
by Jim Dodd
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglass & epoxy application during very hot weather?
Replies: 8
Views: 1344

Re: Fiberglass & epoxy application during very hot weather?

Great advise ! I might add that your epoxy will wet out your cloth better, as a result of warmer temps. That is good ! Keep a blow drier handy to warm the hull, in the areas of bubbles. Warming the hull expands the air in staple holes, and gaps. Once the bubbles appear from warming the hull, hit the...
by Jim Dodd
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sanding Epoxy inside hull
Replies: 10
Views: 1424

Re: Sanding Epoxy inside hull

It's the weave of the cloth, more so than whether it's S or E-glass, that can make wetting out difficult ! It's air entrapment. Yes. S-glass wets out fine in regular weave. With stemless, it's quite easy to over lap cloth in the stems. That is really all that is needed. Fillets are hard to keep from...