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rkhpapa 09-23-2007 06:51 AM

Fibreglass flagpole
 
I've got a fibreglass flagpole with the gelcoat all checked and dull, so I'd like to refinish it. Can I just sand it lightly and paint it with a paint designed for fibreglass, or is there more to it?
Thanks.

poppameth 09-23-2007 11:58 AM

If the coating on it now is checked, I'd sand and scrape to remove anything loose and then hit it with a bonding primer like Zinsser Peelstop or XIM Peelbond just to make sure it's all glued down tight. Then topcoat with whichever paint you desire.

NateHanson 09-25-2007 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by rkhpapa (Post 64305)
I've got a fibreglass flagpole with the gelcoat all checked and dull, so I'd like to refinish it. Can I just sand it lightly and paint it with a paint designed for fibreglass, or is there more to it?
Thanks.

If it's really gelcoat, and it's crazed as you say, then a light sanding and recoating won't cover the crazing. You need to either fill the crazing with some filler, or sand down the gelcoat to a smooth finish before repainting.


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