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CaptCornchowder posted 02-27-2002 02:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for CaptCornchowder   Send Email to CaptCornchowder  
I have screw holes of various sizes.Could someone recomend a product to fill them that is easy to use. I am not looking for an exact match, but close to the tan color. Thanks C.C.
David Ratusnik posted 02-27-2002 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
MiniCraft out of Zellwood, FLA should be able to help you out. www.minicraft.com

The Desert Tan color match is quite good. I used a small portion on my '86 Whaler.

David

Bigshot posted 02-27-2002 03:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
boaters World, West, Boat US etc have gelcoat repair kits which consist of a superglue sized tube of Buffwhite Gelcoat for $5.99. It is close and that is what I use for small holes.
Tom W Clark posted 02-27-2002 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
In addition to MiniCraft, you can get DESERT TAN (or any other Whaler color) gelcoat patch paste from:

Spectrum Color ( http://spectrumcolor.com/ )

Fiberlay ( http://fiberlay.com/ )

CaptCornchowder posted 02-27-2002 05:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for CaptCornchowder  Send Email to CaptCornchowder     
Thanks alot will ckeck out those products.Anybody see my queston on general forum??? Thanks Again C.C.
Whalerdan posted 02-28-2002 08:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
When you guys do these small holes or nicks, do you use epoxy first then gel coat over?
Chesapeake posted 03-01-2002 12:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Whalerdan: It depends (for me). For screw holes into the deck, I like to clean out any rotten or wet wood and let it dry. I then inject epoxy so it soaks the wood, seals it to prevent further rot, and fills the void where the screw was. I then patch with a little gel-coat if the area is exposed to the sun.

For nicks in the gelcoat, I generally go right to the gelcoat if they are not large or bad gouges.

My two cents.

CaptCornchowder posted 03-01-2002 06:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for CaptCornchowder  Send Email to CaptCornchowder     
Big Shot could you give the brand you use. There are a few differant brands.
Thanks C.C.
Ed Z posted 05-27-2002 03:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Z  Send Email to Ed Z     
For small holes or striped out holes in wood I just put thin CA in the hole (use thick if trying to fill the hole) and then give it a shot of CA accelerator... In about 10 seconds the glue is dry, water proof, and ready for gel coat. For striped out screw holes just add the thin CA (several drops) and spray it with accelerator, wait about 1 minute and then replace the screw.. If you add to much CA you may have to redrill the hole to size.. You need to get the CA made for use around foam (a tad more expensive) if there is not wood behind the fiberglass.. You can get CA at just about any Hobby store that deals with radio controller airplanes (most of them)..

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