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MARINE TEX REPAIRS
|Author||Topic: MARINE TEX REPAIRS|
posted 08-23-2001 10:27 PM ET (US)
I WAS TOLD TO BY A BOAT U.S. EMPLOYEE TO USE MARINE TEX TO REBUILD AND SHAPE THE RIBS ON THE BOTTOM OF MY 17' WHALER.I BUILT IT UP LARGER THAN WHAT IT REALLY WAS AND SANDED IT DOWN TO MATCH THE CONTOUR OF THE CENTER RIB.WAS THIS A BAD IDEA,AND CAN GELCOAT BE APPLIED OVER MARINE TEX.
posted 08-24-2001 01:50 PM ET (US)
You can use marine tex to do anything. You can even mix spectrum color to match like gelcoat directly into marinetex.
Yea there may have been a glass repair method more direct with what you were rebuilding but dont sweat it. Marine tex can be used on a motor block. The only down side to the stuff is that it will yellow so you will want to gel or paint to match after it drys for about a week.
posted 08-24-2001 05:54 PM ET (US)
Thanks,i was worried for a bit.I have about six 4" diameter repairs i did with marine tex,do i just sand it down to the fiberglass level and apply gelcoat to match the original layer of gelcoat?and what is the best way to apply the gelcoat to small areas?
thanks for you response,
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