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fiberglassing 90 degree edge

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:28 am
by tclark
I am building a Stand up paddle board. The top and bottom edges are close to hard 90 degree angles. When fiberglassing, should I use two inch tape on the 90 degree edges that run lengthwise on the board, then fiberglass to the edge on the top and bottom?

Is there a recommended method for this long hard edge?

thanks,

Tom

Re: fiberglassing 90 degree edge

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:30 am
by Bill Edmundson
Tom

Wrapping the edge or using the tape is the normal process. You will need to round the hard edge to about the roundness of a pencil or the glass won't lay down. If you want a hard edge you then build it back up with thickened epoxy. On a SUP I'd just leave it rounded.

Bill