I have a couple of questions I would like to put to the forum:
(a) I have finished glassing my C16 and have applied the first coat of epoxy over yesterday's glass job. The weave of the glassfibre is now JUST visible when the glassed surface is viewed from an angle.
I shall most certainly apply another coat of epoxy to fill the weave completely, but have read that some prefer to sand the hull after glassing + one coat of epoxy. i.e. before applying the final epoxy coat. This is supposed to give the best finish. Comments would be appreciated.
(b) When glassing I was lent a superb squeegy, made of a dense, but flexible rubber material. It worked like a charm (better than plastic) and was very effective when pulled over the more complex curves of the boat. One could put a good deal of pressure on the (glassed) surface whilst working, which cleared the surfaces of any surplus epoxy (you should see my workshop floor !).
When applying the first epoxy coating I used a plastic squeegy (had to return the rubber one to its owner). This also removed most of the epoxy and runs but I would rather not use it for the final coat.
John used a short nap roller when applying epoxy coating ~ in the "Zen" DVD. What would you do ?