Sock Burning & Ceiling Panels
|A Woman Tossing Her Winter Socks on the Fire|
|These Kids Were Simply Fascinated With the Fire|
|Maggie Devouring an Oyster with Cocktail|
Sauce and a Little Lemon
|A Lot of Oysters Were Consumed!|
|A Ceiling Panel in the Galley|
|A Close Up View of Vinyl Pealing off a Corner of a Ceiling Panel|
There were a few panels (those with vents coming through) that experienced some partial delamination of the plywood caused by moisture--these areas required repair with epoxy as well. For small repairs I used small tubes of 5-minute epoxy but for larger repair areas and for coating the back side of the ceiling panel I used West System epoxy (#105 Resin and #205 Fast Hardener).
When clamping any area that has been glued with epoxy, I use wax paper between the ceiling panel and the boards used in the clamping--this prevents epoxy from sticking to the clamp boards.
|Epoxy Coating on Backside of a Ceiling Panel|
From the Quarter Berth
Finally, we painted all the panels with (two coats) latex paint (a somewhat lighter shade than the original color) using a small roller.
|We Applied Two Coats of Latex Paint to the Ceiling Panels|
Using a Small Roller