Polyester Boaters Resin

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Primate, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Primate


    May 16, 2005
    I deicded to test a coat of polyester resin on an old defretted fretboard of mine, I applied it last night, but it still hasn't hardened yet. The can doesn't say how long it takes to harden. I added enough hardener because the stuff I used to apply it and the container I had it in all hardened, but on the fretboard its just still kinda gooey?

    Anyone know if I did anything wrong or how long it should take? thanks.
  2. BassikLee

    BassikLee Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    You need to add a surfacing wax, I think they call it. That stuff won't harden right in the presence of air. The surfacing wax sort of rises to the top and forms a skin, allowing the resin to cure
  3. RopStop


    Oct 5, 2003
    I had the same problem. The stuff was too gooey and didn't seem to attach to my ebony fingerboard. I then decided to switch to coat my fretless board poly-urethane-lacquer...

    This would attach without any problems, and at least as hard as polyester.