Thursday, 22 April 2010

gelcoating a shellback dinghy for resin infusion

styrene stinks!
at college today i gelcoated a little shellback dinghy. black bottom and dark green topsides.

we did two coats on the black bottom and the transom first, removed the masking tape and did the topsides. there it didn't matter if we were dripping or painting on the black bottom as it will be covered up by the glass laminate on the inside and shouldn't be seen through the black gelcoat to the outside.
tomorrow we're going to prepare the glass, set up vacuum bag, flow medium etc. pipes needed for a resin infusion. we probably will do some test panels to see how quick the resin flows through our laminate stack before we infuse the whole boat.

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