Laminated a pair of jeans some time ago...
I was quite nervous about the glassing. I did glass one or two model boats when I was I teenager, and that was some time ago, involved polyester and a lot of sanding afterwards. not really the best memories - except for that pair of old jeans I soaked in leftover resin - you could just put them standing upright anywhere you wanted, quite funny piece...
after consulting a number of descriptions on the web, I decided to do it the more secure amateur way and apply one layer of pure epoxy before actually laminated. the chemical bond is a bit less with this method, but the risk of the wood taking too much of the resin thus leaving some of the glass fabric without epoxy etc. is significantly reduced.
|Hull with first layer of epoxy, without glass. Before the fiberglass layer was applied, the whole hull was sanded with 120 grit again.|
|Cloth of Fiberglass, 160g / sqm|
|Result after a Friday to Saturday night (6 PM to 4 AM). I took the "only laminate with falling temperatures to avoid bubbles" very seriously... In total three layers of epoxy on the layer of fibreglass...|