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  • #2370

    Gerald Baranski
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    I’m in the middle of my build. On page 121 it states that “one thing you don’t have to sand off: epoxy stains”. So I left these stains, they were cleaned with denatured alcohol(before curing) and sanded with everything else. when I applied the epoxy and fiberglass the stains have remained visible! I have not added any more epoxy to fill in the weave. finally we come to my question…..Will the stain disappear magically as I add epoxy or will I have to look at this staining for the rest of my life as it is entombed under the fiberglass???

    I am vexed by the possibility of this being permanent and very disappointed that I was instructed to leave it therewood stained by epoxy

    #2371

    CWStevens
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    Fear not…  Since epoxy will soak the entirety of the wood veneer (even through the fiberglass), it will all blend together into a nice uniform tint!!!  And the fiberglass will become transparent.

    (CA glue spots are another story…  They will remain little light specs anywhere you were overzealous with your application.)

    Chris

    #2374

    rovineye
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    I’m confused. If you have already epoxied the fiberglass should already be transparent. Are you fully wetting the glass with epoxy?

    #2375

    Gerald Baranski
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    It is transparent. You may be seeing the texture of the glass in the reflection. When seen from straight on, everything is transparent.

    #2380

    ArtisticAdam
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    It’s difficult to tell exactly from the photo, can you upload another with less glare/ direct light?

    As long as you are wetting the fiberglass all the way through to the wood it should blend in with the “stains” from previous steps before the epoxy even sets up. If it doesn’t blend in at the wetting stage then you may not be fully saturating the glass.

    #2381

    ArtisticAdam
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    Here is an example I have, all the “stains” or dark spots seen here went away completely after i covered the interior completely in epoxy.

    #2384

    rovineye
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    Second what Adam said. If properly wetted the glass is transparent and the wood darkens and the existing epoxy streaks blend in. Your wood doesn’t look like it got wet. The next epoxy coat won’t be able to penetrate the first coat. The existing “stains” will stay visible, but maybe more concerning is the question of if the glass is really adhering to the wood.

    #2389

    Gerald Baranski
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    a couple more photos. I hope these a re helpful

    #2390

    Gerald Baranski
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    #2391

    Gerald Baranski
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    #2392

    Gerald Baranski
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    sorry about the glare. if you look at it head on, everything is clear with no areas that aren’t adhered . no voids or bubbles.

    #2403

    rovineye
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    I am at a loss to explain.

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