Paint advice - G4

share hints, tips and experiences
Rupert
Posts: 6224
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:40 pm
Location: Cotswold Water Park

Re: Paint advice - G4

Post by Rupert » Mon May 12, 2008 10:34 pm

I've used the V8 version of G4 with no trouble at all. It appears to be the same stuff, though I'm sure the manufacturers would each say their's is better!
Rupert

User avatar
jpa_wfsc
Posts: 1186
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:52 pm
Location: Oxford (Work) Coteswold Water Park (Sailing)

Re: Paint advice - G4

Post by jpa_wfsc » Tue May 13, 2008 7:52 am

Has anyone used G8 / V4 type products to re-surface a glassfibre hull? If so - did it work out OK?

john./

chris
Posts: 2423
Joined: Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:43 pm
Location: somerset

Re: Paint advice - G4

Post by chris » Tue May 13, 2008 8:30 am

I haven't but I doubt if it would work. G4 needs moisture in the material to cue .

Garry R

Re: Paint advice - G4

Post by Garry R » Tue May 13, 2008 10:20 am

I can confirm after some remedial work on Vivette that G4 does come off with the gentle application of heat followed by scraping!! I had a bleb of veneer come up near the transom which I cut into to find that it was full of water. I cut back the loose area completely and dried it out and then epoxied everything back again stapling with a plastc sheet on top and squeezing the veneer jigsaw back into place. Rising early this morning I cleaned up the excess epoxy with a hot chisel and the G4 finish went away with it and back to bare wood . A quick rub with sandpaper, a rub to clean up with acetone and another couple of coats of G4 before work and you can hardly see the joins - just like Ernie Wise's mystical hairpiece. So initial results on removal I woul say were positive

Post Reply