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 Post subject: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:50 pm 
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got a small little repair needing done -- question have is think can just coat it with fiberglass resin or dyna-glass maybe or should actually put some cloth on it also?

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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:27 pm 
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looks like a job for FLEX SEAL.
but wait, there's more.............


I'd use some cloth for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:18 pm 
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yes, cloth.

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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:07 pm 
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that is not deep enough for cloth. but you could cut up
fiber and mix strands in the resin then paint with white epoxy paint.
would sand smoother.

most use gel coat which is a little harder to work.

or snow white bondo.


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:32 am 
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then 1 layer of FLEX SEAL :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:24 am 
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Would use White Marine-tex is all it needs to fix it. No fiberglass resin or fiber needed.

get a plastic putty knife to apply it as smooth as possible so you have less to sand once it cures.

some light grit sand paper, to finish it up after it cures.

use plastic gloves while working with this and a paper mask when you sand it also.

1st would wash area with acetone, light sand and knock the loose chips off the area to be sealed up.

2 after it cures put a coat of wax back on the areas as the acetone will take the wax off the areas you use it on.

Would highly recommend putting a keel guard or hamby beaching bumper on your boat also to protect it in the future.


Flex seal might work but I would not try it on my boat, lol


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:27 am 
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JW202 wrote:
Would use White Marine-tex is all it needs to fix it. No fiberglass resin or fiber needed.

get a plastic putty knife to apply it as smooth as possible so you have less to sand once it cures.

some light grit sand paper, to finish it up after it cures.

use plastic gloves while working with this and a paper mask when you sand it also.

1st would wash area with acetone, light sand and knock the loose chips off the area to be sealed up.

2 after it cures put a coat of wax back on the areas as the acetone will take the wax off the areas you use it on.

Would highly recommend putting a keel guard or hamby beaching bumper on your boat also to protect it in the future.


Flex seal might work but I would not try it on my boat, lol


went and picked some up today at North Shore Marine. Got it put on and gonna leave it alone till Wednesday to fully cure good before final sanding, if even do that. Not really worried about looking perfect as long as does the job. Used the extra to just fill in other small gashes on bottom. $18 bucks for 2oz kit so wasn't that bad, I was out of resin so would of had to buy some of that anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:10 am 
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FLEX SEAL is $10..0 per can
but wait....buy now and we'll double it for free

(can you tell I'm a flex seal fan?)


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:28 am 
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how did it turn out and post a afier pic when you get time so we can see how it looks now.


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:20 pm 
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havent sanded on it yet been busy with other things

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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:10 pm 
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solid looking patch should be great once sanded smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:20 pm 
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sticko wrote:
solid looking patch should be great once sanded smooth.

I put it on little thick probably but not too worried about looks just as long as it does the job, lol. Tried to smooth it out little more but started tacking up on me and didn't want to start pulling it off while trying to work it. Stuff is solid and hard though so should work good.


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:30 pm 
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you can sand it fairly quick with air or electric just keep it wet all the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:26 am 
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very nice and that will work fine as it is on there since you are not worried about the looks.

I used it on a spot on the pad on my boat years ago and it's still like the day it was put on .


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 Post subject: Re: Small hull repair
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:00 pm 
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it just needs one final top coat of FLEX SEAL and you'll be done


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