Test Project: Children’s Slide

Frame for slide

Slide frame welded from bent tubing

Wire Support

Chicken wire was welded to the frame and bent into position to hold the fiberglass in place while the resin cures.

Fiberglass Cloth

Fiberglass cloth is cut to size and laid in place.

Resin Applied

Polyester resin is applied

Slide Bottom

Resin cured too fast due to a) no data sheet b) language barrier and c) confused salespeople

Bottom Fiberglassed

After attempting to smooth out the bottom with body putty, I ended up fiberglassing it in for appearance and safety

Slide Puttied

The top of the slide after several layers of 2-part body putty and red glazing putty, sanded and ready for primer.

Primer Applied

Primer applied with spray gun

Bottom Painted

2-part epoxy top coat sprayed on bottom of slide

Top Painted

2-part epoxy sprayed on top. I love this paint (Jotun Penguard Enamel).

Top Close-up

Close-up of finished topcoat, Jotun Penguard Enamel, sapphire blue, 2-part epoxy

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