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Step 16: Glosscoat

I did a second hotcoat, also called a glosscoat, this gives an extra layer of epoxy to do the final sanding and polishing.

Alternatively I was going to use some spar vanish to coat the surfboard but I opted to do a second hotcoat because, varnish takes way too long to harden to a point where it won't scratch easily. (I did some testing)

The glosscoat is completely exactly the same as the hotcoat, just make sure to clean the board off with some denatured alcohol or acetone to remove any grease or oils or you may have problems with fisheyes.

Since I installed the vent and leash plug, I taped over the holes and cut around to remove the excess tape. This keeps the epoxy out from filling in the holes. They will be opened back up afterwards.