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JohnNorthEast posted 03-12-2002 09:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for JohnNorthEast   Send Email to JohnNorthEast  
I'm in process of replacing the gas tank on my 1985/18ft OR. I have purchased the two part foam kit from west marine to use to re set the tank. I am wondering if I can also use this foam to "fill" some areas where I removed foam ( in the hull) while checking for water damage? is there any spray in foam folks have used that is easily obtainable?



browning20ga posted 03-13-2002 12:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
I don't have the slightest idea what foan TO use but I know what I wouldn't use. Iv'e only used spray foan as insulation around the house. The foam I've used in the past had a little body to them. a couple of weeks ago I replaced my back door. I picked up a can of spray foam that said "water cleanup". I shot it in around the door frame and after it dried I went to trim off some high spots and it is like a fresh marshmello, no body to it at all, works good for what I needed but no structural strength. Test before you use.
Whalerdan posted 03-13-2002 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
I remember one time I tried using spray foam for a surf board repair. I filled the hole then cut it smooth to the surrounding contour with a knife. Then I went to glass over it.... as soon as the epoxy hit it, it melted like the Wicked Witch of the West.
JohnNorthEast posted 03-13-2002 03:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnNorthEast  Send Email to JohnNorthEast     
Well, right this is my biggest fear. I do not want to further damage the hull foam ... Is there any west marine product people use?
Chap posted 03-13-2002 03:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
This was mentioned in the past by some respectable folks.


peteinsf posted 03-13-2002 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    
I have used “touch-n-foam” outdoors and it seems to hold up well. It doen't fall apart when damp.
JohnNorthEast posted 03-13-2002 08:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnNorthEast  Send Email to JohnNorthEast     
I called about the VERSI-FOAM and they do have local outlets. I will probably follow up with this...


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