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Open & Closed Mold Processes: IN MOLD APPLICATION

Tips & Techniques

Play with different backing colors to change color tones and appearance of the veil.
Apply one layer of clear gel coat to a properly prepared mold surface. The thickness of the gel coat should be approximately 20 mils. Once the gel coat becomes tacky to the touch, apply the Stealth Veil. You can use your hands to apply the veil and rub out any air to the mold surface. Make sure the veil is pressed flat to the mold surface, then remove any wrinkles or large air bubbles that may be trapped under the surface of the veil.
Next, spray a second layer of clear resin or gel coat. You want to create a gel coat barrier with the veil sandwiched between. If using a gel coat as your backing coat, a lower viscosity gel coats work best at saturating the veil. Spray enough material on the backside of the veil to saturate completely.

After the second coat is applied, starting in the center of the part, use finishing rollers to work out any trapped air to the edges of the part.
At this point, use a heat gun over the backside of the veil. This will lower the viscosity of the gelcoatand remove any remaining air. SEE VIDEO

Lastly, let the part cure to tack. You can then proceed with your CSM layers as usual. *NOTE Pigmenting this resin to a cream color or light beige will help maintain the exact color of your pattern. Play with different backing colors to change color tones and appearance of the veil.
Stealth Veil is very responsive and has a high degree of elasticity that conforms to most shapes. You can be aggressive with Stealth Veils without worrying about pattern bleed or tearing like other veils. In cases where the mold has difficult shapes or radii, slits or darts may be used.

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