Builders' Forum Archives
Re: More Air Bubble Quest
Posted by Kurt Maurer on Jan 4, 2005
I have built four S&G hulls so far, and never used a sealer coat on any. I doubt I ever will, since my results have been excellent so far, which leaves me little, if any, reason to.
It is my gut feeling that plywood soaks up much less schmoo than cedar strips, and I will definitely apply a sealer coat to my Gimme Guilly when glassing time rolls around.
A sealer coat, by the way, is a thing coat of epoxy laid on bare wood as a pre-soak kinda thing. It is meant to stabilize the substrate (wood) and prevent starvation. And the Good Lord knows I don't want my epoxy supplier to starve.
Bubbles? Stop worrying about bubbles. That's what sanders and fill coats are for. I thumb my nose at them routinely.
In Response to: Re: More Air Bubble Quest by Doug Judd on Jan 4, 2005