28 December 2017
I've done it in the past on a Firefly and and Optimist. The wood needs not only to be completely driy but also free of all remains of the old paint. After hot air paint removal, wire wool and Nitromors will remove any last residues.
At this time of year you will need to keep it all warm (20C) for 24 hours while the epoxy cures or you will get amine blush. I made a tent from bubble wrap inside the garage to mimise the volume to heat and used a fan heater with a thermostat.
Mix the resin in a roller tray, keep the materials warm in the house before use. The tray prevents heat buildup from the reaction - I havbe mixed a half litre in a pot and had it melt the pot! Use a foam roller - you get a better finish than a brush in my experience.
I also warmed the wood immediately before rolling with a hot air gun. This helps it be totally dry and also expels air which then draws in the epoxy on cooling.
Last Edited 28 December 2017