- May 27, 2019
Well, I sanded the cowl mold with 400 grit and wiped it down. Then I applied two generous coats of an auto paste wax and rubbed them out. I then applied a layer of fiberglass mat and overlapped all of the joints. Mat lays or blends better if you tear the edges. Then a single layer of boat cloth also overlapping the joints. I cut tapes from the left over cloth and laid them over the joints where front meets sides, top and bottom. So all of the joints have at least five layers of fiberglass. I will wait until tomorrow when it’s dry and hit it with a quick sanding, wipe the dust off and then wet it out with hot coats of resin. It needs to have enough resin in it so that none of the texture of the cloth is apparent. Then it gets a good sanding with the pneumatic orbital sander! It should cone out completely smooth and faired after sanding , ready to clean and paint!