Questions for the fiberglass experienced
Hey guys, I have put it off long enough, and although I would much prefer to wait for cooler weather, it is time to start the glass work on the Trackster. I am just getting over a nasty bout of a cold/sinus brought on by a nose full of dust from experimenting with a wire brush/angle grinder.I wanted to see if it would easily remove the black ? stuff in the pic below. Next time I'll be wearing a tyvec suit and will actually put the dust mask ON and not depend so much on the fan to keep the dust blown away, (it worked for a few minutes anyway)... So I am NOT looking forward to this part of the build.
I am hunting for suggestions and checking to see if my thoughts are somewhere close to correct. After looking at the pics below and seeing the poor state of the gelcoat, what action is necessary? I will glass the float ring to the tub thus creating a gen1/gen2 hybrid.
My most recent glass experience was to repair a busted pirogue that was slammed by an atv when it flipped while pulling the boat up a steep hill. So for those with knowledge of glass work what is the fastest way to remove the damaged gel coat? I have 50 and 80 grit sanding discs for the grinders. If what I have read is correct I only need to worry with the areas that are damaged (which is only about 99% of the tub) and sand the rest only enough to allow the new gel to stick. So what do you guys suggest? If this were your tub how would you proceed?
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