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    Fiberglassing

    Can anybody tell me how to make sure the fiberglass is saturated and how to test if it's strong when it's cured. Thanks


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    Lots of info on the web. It changes color when it's saturated, from white to yellow/tan.

    Don't know what you mean by 'strong'. Strength comes from the number of layers and the shape.

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    I started by fiberglassing a small hole just to see how it hardens. I could take the top layer off after 2 days of drying. It was hard but the top layer I picked off. I just need to know how much I actually need to saturate the glass before it becomes to brittle with epoxy

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    When I say strength I mean like how do I know my repair is strong.

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    You are using resin, not epoxy, right?

    I'm not that knowledgeable about fiberglass repair, and this really isn't the best place for a tutorial on it. There are different types of resin for various materials and applications. There are resins that contain wax, which is used for the finish layer (it's not sticky). Suggest you look on YouTube, etc. Aircraft Spruce & Specialty (www.aircraftspruce.com) is an excellent source for composite materials.

    You might see what a local fiberglass shop would charge to fix your boat. It may be cheaper than you think.

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    Epoxy resin because it's smc hull. Don't have the money to take it anywhere to be done so I'm just trying to figure it out lol. Is there anywhere on this forum that is good to talk about this subject?

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    Google 'SMC fiberglass repair', lots of info about it.

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