Originally Posted by Don
Fiberglass Tape works great. The fiberglass is cut into one inch wide rolls.
With a woven edge or no?
Seems like the woven edge is harder to saturate (no bubbles) and to get to lay flat. Tape cut from a whole roll frays, but lays out and smooths/sands better.
[/quote]You lay it out on a piece of cardboard. Brush on your epoxy resin thick and then roll it into a tape roll. Be sure to do any wood repairs before you cover it in glass. Prep your wood by cleaning it, sand it, seal it with a poly resin,[/quote]
Why poly resin? It doesn't bond near as well as epoxy resin.
I like epoxy resin with some acetone to thin it so it penetrates better. You can also warm it slightly in the microwave so it's more flowable. (It will cure faster--both on the oar and in the cup, so adjust accordingly and work faster!--try it with slow or medium cure, fast cure will go nuclear fast!)
[qutoe]once dry apply a thin coat of epoxy resin in the area you're laying the glass. Begin and end your wrap with an extra wrap or two. Next touch up any epoxy where needed and wrap it in plastic wrap to remove any air bubbles and compress the wrap (Bubba's Vacuum Bagging). Let it set-up over night. Remove the plastic wrap and fine sand to a nice smooth finish. that should about wrap it up.[/QUOTE]
Bubba's vacuum bagging is the best!!!!!!