Fiberglassing over 5200

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Fiberglassing over 5200

Postby specialk » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:59 am

I have a couple of tubes Of 3M 5200 ..can I use that to make my fillets in some corners..and fiberglass over it.. it is not for strength just to give me a inside radius for the fiberglass... ?

has anyone tryed this... ?
am I making a mistake...?
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Re: Fiberglassing over 5200

Postby billy c » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:32 am

i wouldn't
instead, mix up a batch of thickened epoxy for your fillets.
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Re: Fiberglassing over 5200

Postby jamundsen » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:38 pm

we used to use 5200 to rebuild Lake Amphibians. it has a little give. Great for things that need to move some. I would not use it under the glass.
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Re: Fiberglassing over 5200

Postby specialk » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:46 am

Thank y'all for the help...

I have a tube of 5200 ..and was trying to keep from buying more micro-balloons.. and wood flour..

But just sent the wife a text to stop by West-Marine...
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