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Old 08-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #29
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Remember that any bond is only as strong as it's weakest link. In bonding fiberglass to plywood, a layer of paint would serve no real purpose. Paint is applied to seal wood - I'd rather have the resin penetrate the wood surface as much as possible. It's important to make sure that all surfaces are thoroughly clean; the most common cause of bonding failure is poor surface preparation.

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Old 08-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #30
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I concur with Richard's thoughts...

If you are glassing the floor in, I would coat both sides and edges of your plywood with resin first. Your concerns about the set-up/cook time of the resin notwithstanding, applying your glass/resin combo after your plywood Is treated will still work just fine. The fresh, wet resin will chemically bond with the dry without a problem. This, however, would not be true with any other coating rather than resin.

I forgot to mention... it's a good idea to rough up the cured resin area on your plywood floor around the walls before trying to glue the walls to the floor.

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