I need to make a small repair to my fiberglass boat.
However, I am confused about something.
It is my understanding that a majority of boats made in the
last ten years use polyester resin. Is this true?
If it is true why is it recommended to use epoxy for repairs?
Also I though that there are problems using epoxy resin on
polyester resin or is that the other way around? i.e.
the two dont mix?
I have found may fiberglass repair products.
The majority of them are polyester i.e. fiberglass bondo,
gelcoat repair kits, putty's, etc etc.
What should I use?
I have a gouge in the hull that is all the way through the gelcoat
and maybe into one layer of glass. It would seem the easiest
to use one of those putty type repair kits and just fill in the
gouge, but I want to do it right.
Also I am worried about this compatability problem and here is why.
I am going to have my bottom painted for the first time.
The hull will be primed with an epoxy primer before the
antifouling paint is put on. If I use a polyester putty, will
there be a curing problem with the epoxy primer?
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