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    Been doing some fiberglass latley what is beter the gel stuff or the other stuff that looks clear. Thanks what is difference between two.


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    You want to use an epoxy resin. It is 10 times stronger than the polyester. West marine has a good one called west system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedskixp View Post
    You want to use an epoxy resin. It is 10 times stronger than the polyester. West marine has a good one called west system.
    Depends on how he's going to top-coat. Gel-coat doesn't like epoxy, works much better with a polyester resin. If he's going to paint, then epoxy is good. If it's for filling and not structural, epoxy is not necessary.

    Seadoolover, what kind of work are you doing? The liquid tends to be harder and sticks better when it cures. PITA when you have to apply on anyting that's not flat & level, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Depends on how he's going to top-coat. Gel-coat doesn't like epoxy, works much better with a polyester resin. If he's going to paint, then epoxy is good. If it's for filling and not structural, epoxy is not necessary.

    Seadoolover, what kind of work are you doing? The liquid tends to be harder and sticks better when it cures. PITA when you have to apply on anyting that's not flat & level, though.
    I'm pretty sure Elliott is going to have it painted so I would stick with the epoxy resin IMO.

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    which one opoxy resighn

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