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Re: Material: Textured Shelf liner for hatch lips

: Man I am just in love with that boat. Beautiful job!

: I don't understand the textured shelf liner. Is this just an
: overlay that you are using to "dress up" the hatch
: lip, or is it layed under the epoxy? Is this the stuff you buy
: in rolls at the hardware store?

: Thanks,

: Malcolm

Yes it is just the stuff from the hardware store, I got it from the local Ace Hardware. It is used as a release agent just like you would use packing tape to keep the hatch lip from becoming permenently glued in place during layup. The epoxy fills the texture, and when you remove the liner just like removing the packing tape, it leaves this texture.