Author Topic: weather proofing fiberglass?  (Read 30964 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline HowardH

  • Posts: 1156
weather proofing fiberglass?
« on: May 22, 2007, 11:56 AM »
I know, I know, it sounds weird, maybe even idiotic but as Paul Harvey would say, "here's the REST of the story..."  My son's class got a fairly large peacock made out of fiberglass and painted it and applied some stickers to it.  It's pretty well done, actually.  Anyway, LOML decided to buy it at a charity auction, against my better wishes, (as if my opinion counted in such matters) so here I am stuck with it.  She wants to put it in our backyard garden area so it will be exposed to the weather.  I'm not worried about the paint coming off but rather the stickers which the kids actually painted.  Can I put spar urethane over it to protect it?  If not, then what should I use?  It's sitting on our patio under cover at the moment and I would like to get it moved to it's final resting place so any help would be most appreciated.
Howard H
The Dallas Texas Festool Fanatic!

Mark Twain:  "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a letter approving of it." "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

mft1080, Trion, MFT/3, T15, OF 1400, RO150FEQ, TS55, RTS400, CT22, CT36E, 800, 1080, 1400, 1900 rails, CSX, C18, Vecturo, Qwas dogs, Parf Dogs, Zobo's, Syslite Uni, CMS GE with router and jig saw plates.  Sawstop contractor.

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.

Offline greg mann

  • Posts: 1861
Re: weather proofing fiberglass?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 03:06 PM »
I'm assuming it's the epoxy you are most worried about as it has poor UV resistance. I think spar varnish should be pretty good for what you want to accomplish. My kayak building mentor ( uses varnish over epoxy gelcoat on the wood boats he builds and they hold up great. I don't know his exact product of choice.
Greg Mann
Oakland, Michigan