Hi Folks, new here, but not new to wood boats. I have a wood cruiser (31ft) that has a transom which has been previously epoxied over (with embedded fiberglass mat) and then painted. I would like to 'woodify' the transom by applying thin veneer that I have on hand. This is a paperbacked veneer and I am thinking of slicing it into strips to look a bit like planking once applied. My question to this excellent board is how to apply this veneer to the existing surface.
I had originally intended to use contact cement, then considered one of the several alternative adhesives that have been employed for various thin/paper veneers. In the final analysis I turn all of them down, because they tend to 'release' when heated, and the transom surely gets hot baking in the summer sun. So, I suspect the only real alternative is to use epoxy for this application.
While I have used epoxy much, I have never applied this type of thin veneer using epoxy and am looking for opinions, thoughts and 'instructions' or even workable alternatives. Any and all comments/suggestions are appreciated. The work on the boat is not a restoration, but more like a renovation and 'save' effort. Thanks again.