Rebuilding engine box, epoxy and polyester resin question

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Hello, I am rebuilding my engine box. In constructing it, I joined all pieces of wood using west system epoxy. In the process, I wiped every epoxy seam with a cloth to remove excess epoxy drippage after fastening the components.

My plan now is to glass over the whole box, using polyester resin and cloth. My concern is that although I wiped all seams in an attempt to remove epoxy on the surface of the wood, there are still trace amount of epoxy exposed. I'm worried that if I fiberglass over this with polyester resin It will not adhere, even though the exposed epoxy seems fairly minimal.

What should I do? Abandon the polyester fiberglass idea? or are the amounts of epoxy minimal enough that It wont be a problem? included are pictures.

Thanks for your help.


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Just flexdel aquagard commercial enamel paint. It is cheap at hamilton marine but I have had good luck with it.
 

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In the future If I wanted to use poly resin, what would I use instead of Epoxy to join/seal the joints?
 
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