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Re: Epoxy: laying cloth over 'tacky' epoxy?

I was wondering the same thing. I had trouble glassing the coaming of my kayak last weekend. I couldn't get the 4oz cloth to stay flat on the edge of the lip. I would push it down flat and a few minutes later there were bubbles under the surface where the fiberglass pulled away from the wood. I kept smoothing it out until the epoxy started to get sticky. I had to leave for an emergency with less than half the fiberglass applied. When I left, everything looked good but when I returned, the bubbles were back. Maybe the tacky epoxy would help? I would like to get some advice from those with experience before I tackle the rest of it.

Aaron