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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #451
Pete Mohan wrote:
>>In my experience,
fiberglass will usually absorb water and cloud if not coated in some
Using a gel coat on the fiberglass is another option. This is what
"paint" on new boats consists of. It is sprayed into the mold first.
applied it as a paint on at least one occasion.<<
You absolutely right. New boats are not water proof! <GBG> Actually
what I understand is that they do absorb some water and they do it
through the gel coat! This results in little blisters all over the
bottom of the boat. As I understand the polyester resins are not the
quality they were a 10-15 years ago. It is quite a big and common
problem with fiberglass boats in the last few years.
One of the cures for this is a coat of Epoxy resin OVER the gel coat.
Maybe epoxy paint too but I am not sure. That is one reason I am using
epoxy resin instead of polyester on my tank. One less thing to worry
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