19 years ago
I am putting a fiberglass resin on the floats for my Dehavilland
Beaver to waterproof them and also about to lay a woven mat on the bottom of
the floats for scuffs on the beach etc... I have already brushed on the
resin and WOW!....sealed up everything and am very happy with my finish
etc... (have done two thin coats by brush)...I was told by the Hobby Store
to cut the resin with about 10% Acetone to thin the resin for applying the
woven fiberglass mat to the bottom of the floats. They said it would give a
better finish.... my questions are these....
I have a gallon of Reducer for enamel paint (automotive
grade)....is that the
same as acetone?....Will it work as a good substitute?
And lastly....do you really think I should use a 'thinner' as I have a
pretty good feeling about the way I am presently working with this
stuff...maybe I should just continue on and say to hell with the advice of
the hobby shop and use the same recipe over the woven material?...Thanks in