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rollcast423 posted 08-23-2001 10:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for rollcast423   Send Email to rollcast423  
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.
Cpt Quint posted 08-24-2001 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cpt Quint  Send Email to Cpt Quint     
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.
rollcast423 posted 08-24-2001 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for rollcast423  Send Email to rollcast423     
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,
rollcast423

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