How to Build a Kevlar Canoe

Sanding and prepping the mold

After the final sanding, paraffin is melted in a double boiler (VERY flammable – do not take shortcuts here!).  We used about 5 pounds.  The wax was put on with a roller.  After drying, a heat gun was used to warm  the wax into the drywall compound.


Final sanding completed      “Warming in” the paraffin


Applying Omniwax mold release     All waxing complete – ready for glassing

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